Fokker D.VI

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Fokker D.VI
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Reinhold Platz
Introduction early summer 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 59 [1]
Wingspan 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) [2]
Engine 110hp Oberursel U.II rotary
Armament 2×sync. fixed LMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 196 km/h (122 mph)[3][4]-201 km/h (125 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:30[3][2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 5:30[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 9:00[3][2]
Ceiling 5,900 m (19,500 ft)[2]-6,000 m (19,700 ft)[4]
Endurance 1:30[3][4][2]

Produced simultaneously with the spectacular Fokker D.VII, the rotary-engined Fokker D.VI was only built in small numbers between early 1918 and was terminated in August in order to allow greater concentration on D.VII and D.VIII/E.V production. [1]

Seven were purchased by Austria-Hungary in June 1918. They had arrived at the MAG factories for the fitting of armament but none saw service before the Armistice. After the war they served with the Hungarian Red Airbourne Corps. [5]

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

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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18Q2-18Q4 Y A 14 13 2

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gray, p.102.
  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 3.3 Gray, p.104.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Munson, p.65.
  5. Grosz'93, p.408.
  6. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
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.
  • 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. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607