L.F.G. Roland D.III
|L.F.G. Roland D.III|
|First flight||Oct 1916 |
|Developed from||L.F.G. Roland D.II|
|Engine||180hp Argus As.III |
|Armament||2×sync. fixed LMG08/15|
The LFG Roland D.III was an attempt to correct the D.II's most serious flaw: the terrible front sight lines for the pilot by introducing conventional center-strut bracing. By the time it was released, it was outclassed by other fighters and it was only built in small numbers.
For more information, see Wikipedia:LFG Roland D.III.
Timeline [note 1]
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Gray, p.162.
- Gray, p.449.
- Lamberton, pp.220-221.
- 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.
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.