Fokker B.III

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Fokker B.III
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Fokker
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 18 (Fokker) + 50 (MAG)
Developed from Fokker D.I
Variants Fokker D.II
Engine 100hp Mercedes inline
or maybe 160hp Mercedes
or 200hp Daimler[1]
Armament none or
top-wing Schwarzlose
Crew 2
Max Speed 150 km/h (93 mph)[2][note 1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:10[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:10[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 25:25[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 39:34[2][note 2]

Austria-Hungary purchased eighteen M18 biplane fighter-trainers as the Fokker B.III Series 04.1 in December 1916. Some were fitted with a top-wing machine gun firing over the propeller. Starting in October 1916, they were used in service with eight Fliks to train early fighter pilots before the arrival if the Brandenburg D.I. In February 1917 they were retired to non-combat training unit Flek 6. [2]

MAG built fifty Fokker B.III(MAG) Series 04.3 biplanes, based on the Fokker D.I as trainers starting in 1916. [4]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker B.III.

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Notes
  1. MAG-built B.IIIs: 135 km/h (84 mph)[3]
  2. MAG-built B.IIIs: 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:25.[3]
Citations
  1. Lamberton, p.34.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Grosz'93, p.406.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Grosz'93, p.344.
  4. Grosz, p.344.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.