|First flight||Nov 1915|
|Introduction||spring 1916 - mid 1916|
|Wingspan||9.52 m (31 ft 3 in) to 10.0 m (32 ft 10 in) |
|Engine||160hp Oberursel U.III rotary|
|Max Speed||160 km/h (100 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 15:00
|Ceiling||4,100 m (13,500 ft) |
One final attempt to extend the life of the Fokker Eindeckers was made by installing the two-row Oberursel U.III rotary engine and twin machine guns, resulting in the Fokker E.IV. While the increased firepower was appreciated, the increased weight made the plane even less nimble, and some E.IV pilots even reverted to the Fokker E.III. Forty to fifty were built, with production-line deliveries starting in mid-1916, by which time they were already outclassed by more maneuverable Entente fighters.
The prototype, 122/15, had three guns mounted, but this arrangement was found difficult to synchronize (and heavy), so all production E.IVs had only twin guns mounted. Immelmann is rumored to have briefly used a three-gun E.IV (122/15?), but he soon switched back to a standard two-gun model. While the E.IV's more powerful engine gave it good speed, it lacked maneuverability. Due to the limited output of the twin-row Oberursel, the E.IVs were were in short supply and were usually reserved for each unit's best pilots.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker E.IV.
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Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
A Fokker E.III makes an adequate substitute.
- Shapeways Full-Color: Reduced Aircraft Factory: Boelcke (123/15?, FFA62), Immelmann (127/15, FFA62), Misc. pilots (638/15, KEK3), Student (163/16, AOK3)
- Shapeways Paintable: Decapod, ReducedAircraftFactory, wow
- Shapeways: ReducedAircraftFactory
- Bruce'65, p.8.
- Argus Vol. 1, p.73.
- Lamberton, pp.218-219.
- Kelly, p.230.
- Bruce'65, p.12.
- Wingnut Wings, p.1.
- Richard Alexander, et al, Wingnut Wings - 1/32 Fokker E.IV. link
- Argus Books, Airplane Archive: Aircraft of World War One, Volume 1. Great Britain: Argus Books, 1989. ISBN 0-85242-983-5
- J.M. Bruce, Profile Publications 38: The Fokker Monoplanes. Great Britain: Profile Publications, Ltd., 1965.
- Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
- Kevin Kelly, "Belts and Drums: A Survey of First World War Aircraft Ammunition Totals". Over the Front, Vol. 5, No. 3, Autumn 1990. Walsworth Publishing Co, Inc. and The League of World War I Aviation Historians.
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.