Fokker D.IV

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Fokker D.IV
Fokker D.IV.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Martin Kreutzer
First flight Sep 1916[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 40
Wingspan 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in) [2]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament 2×fixed, sync. LMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[3][4][2][note 1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:00[3][4][2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 5:00[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 12:00[4][2][note 2]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft) [2]
Endurance 1:30 [3][2]

The Fokker D.IV was powered by the excellent 160hp Mercedes D.III inline engine and armed with a twin fixed machine guns. As the aeroplane was put through testing, several defects in workmanship and design were found, resulting in delays, modifications, and repeated tests. In fact, the defects in the D.IV caused a re-evaluation of all Fokker biplane products, resulting in the December removal from the front lines. The D.IV was never cleared for broad front-line use and it was relegated to home defense and training. Forty were built.[1]

In Austria-Hungary, MAG received an order for 42 Fokker D.II(MAG) Series 04.5 in August 1916. This was a Fokker D.IV with minor changes and twin Schwarzlose guns and a 185 Daimler(MAG) engine. Shortages of guns and higher priorities kept the planes grounded until light testing in autumn 1917 on the Eastern Front and January 1918 on the Italian front, where it was quickly condemned as obsolete and removed from active duty. [6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker D.IV.

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Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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R A 11 11 3
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Notes
  1. Fokker D.II(MAG): 175 km/h (109 mph)[5]
  2. Fokker D.II(MAG): 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:05[5]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Grosz'99, p.39.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.90.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Grosz'99, p.52.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Grosz'93, p.348.
  6. Grosz'93, p.347.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • 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.
  • P.M.Grosz. Fokker Fighters D.I-IV. Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1999. ISBN 1-902207-11-4.
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.