|First flight||April 1916|
|Primary users|| Germany|
|Wingspan||8.74 m (28 ft 8 in) |
|Engine||100hp Oberursel U.I rotary|
|Armament||fixed, sync. LMG08/15|
|Max Speed||150 km/h (93 mph) |
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:00
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:00
|Service Ceiling||4,000 m (13,100 ft)|
Though Fokker had won the love of German fighter pilots in 1915 with their Eindeckers, their early biplanes were uninspired and suffered from poor workmanship. The inline-engined Fokker D.I and D.IV and the rotary-engined Fokker D.II and D.III were substandard relative to competitors like the Halberstadt D.II and the Albatros fighters, and on 6 December 1916 all Fokker biplanes were withdrawn from front-line service due to structural failures both in static testing and in combat use.
The D.II was powered by a 100hp Oberursel U.I rotary engine and armed with a single fixed machine gun. In an unusual decision for 1916, the plane used wing-warping rather than ailerons. Their first service was in summer 1916. 210 were constructed: 181 for the Fliegertruppe; one for the Navy; and a further twenty-eight were sent to Austria-Hungary where they were known as the Fokker B.II or M17.[note 1]
For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker D.II.
Wings of Glory
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Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Kampfflieger
- Grosz'99, p.15.
- Grosz'99, p.51.
- Lamberton, pp.218-219.
- Gray, p.94.
- Munson, p.64.
- Grosz'99, p.52.
- Grosz'93, p.400-401.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
- 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.
- 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. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
- Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607