|Introduction||12 Nov 1915 |
|Primary users|| Austria-Hungary|
|Number built||33 A-H; 10 German |
|Wingspan||8.53 m (28 ft) |
|Engine||80hp Oberursel U.0 rotary or|
100hp Oberursel U.1 rotary
|Armament||(Germany) small arms|
(AH)sync. fixed Schwarzlose MG
|Max Speed||132 km/h (82 mph)[note 1]|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:00|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 20:00
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 40:00[note 2]
|Ceiling||10,000 ft (3,000 m)|
The Fokker A.III was the military name for the Fokker M.5K single-seat monoplane. About ten were built for Germany as unarmed scouts, but one of them was converted into the Fokker E.I with the installation of a synchronized machine gun. 
Twelve Fokker Eindeckers were ordered for Austria-Hungary's untils in mid-1915, but they were not delivered until February through July of the following year. Eventually thirty-three were built and designated the Fokker A.III. The Austro-Hungarian A.III's differed from their German counterpart by the mounting of a synchronized Scharzlose machine gun rather than the IMG08 (Spandau). The A.IIIs served on the Italian front until they could be replaced with more advanced fighters near the end of 1916, at which time they were shifted to the east. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker A.III.
Timeline [note 3]
|Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and Models
A Fokker E.III makes a good substitute.
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
Isometric Top Views
- Grosz'93, p.397.
- Lamberton, p.158.
- Lamberton, pp.222-223.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
- Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
- Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027