Fokker A.III

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Fokker A.III
Fokker M5 prototype.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Introduction 12 Nov 1915 [1]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 33 A-H[1]; 10 German [2]
Wingspan 8.53 m (28 ft) [3]
Engine 80hp Oberursel U.0 rotary or
100hp Oberursel U.1 rotary
Armament (Germany) small arms
(AH)sync. fixed Schwarzlose MG
Crew 1
Max Speed 132 km/h (82 mph)[3][note 1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:00[1]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 20:00[1]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 40:00[1][note 2]
Ceiling 3,000 m (10,000 ft)[3]
Endurance 2:00[3]

The Fokker A.III was the military name for the Fokker M.5K single-seat monoplane. About ten were built for Germany as unarmed scouts, but one of them was converted into the Fokker E.I with the installation of a synchronized machine gun. [2]

Twelve Fokker Eindeckers were ordered for Austria-Hungary's untils in mid-1915, but they were not delivered until February through July of the following year. Eventually thirty-three were built and designated the Fokker A.III. The Austro-Hungarian A.III's differed from their German counterpart by the mounting of a synchronized Scharzlose machine gun rather than the IMG08 (Spandau). The A.IIIs served on the Italian front until they could be replaced with more advanced fighters near the end of 1916, at which time they were shifted to the east. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker A.III.

Timeline [note 3][edit]

Game Data[edit]

Wings of Glory[edit]

Official Stats
Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
T B 11 9 6

Miniatures and Models[edit]

A Fokker E.III makes a good substitute.

1:144 Scale[edit]

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale[edit]

Resources[edit]

Isometric Top Views[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. With the 100hp engine, 140 km/h (87 mph).[1]
  2. With the 100hp engine, 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00, 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:00, 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 30:00.[1]
  3. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Grosz'93, p.397.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, p.158.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • 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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.