|First flight||summer 1916|
|Number built||215  to 300|
|Developed from||Fokker D.III|
|Wingspan||8.61 m (28 ft 3 in) -8.75 m (28 ft 8 in)|
|Engine||100hp Oberursel U.I rotary|
|Armament||1-2× sync. fixed LMG08/15|
|Max Speed||160 km/h (99 mph)-170 km/h (106 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:00|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:00
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 16:00-19:00
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 24:00
|Ceiling||4,000 m (13,000 ft) |
While an improvement on the earlier Fokker doppeldeckers, the Fokker D.V still did not measure up to its Albatros D.I and D.II contemporaries, so the bulk of them were relegated to training and to quieter sectors of the war. Several seem to have been used by Jasta 6 in its early days. The upper wings were swept and the large cutout must have given the pilot excellent upward vision.
The D.V was not a front-line fighter though, it was used in flight schools, home defense, and as a rotary-engine trainer for front-line units (to prepare pilots for the upcoming Fokker Dr.I and other planes). It also saw use in naval defense units.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker D.V.
Timeline [note 1]
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Kampfflieger
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Gray, p.95.
- Grosz'97, p.2.
- Lamberton, pp.218-219.
- Grosz'97, p.7.
- Gray, p.97.
- Grosz'97, pp.2-3.
- 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, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
- Peter M. Grosz, Windsock Mini Datafile 11: Fokker D.V. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1997. ISBN 0-948414-91X
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.