Pfalz Dr.I

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Pfalz Dr.I
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Pfalz
First flight Oct 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built ~10 [1][2]
Wingspan 8.53 m (28 ft)[3]
Engine 160hp Siemens-Halske Sh.III
Armament 2×fixed sync. LMG08/15
Max Speed 201 km/h (125 mph) [3][4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 1:42[1]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 3:42[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 6:12[1][3]
Ceiling 6,000 m (19,700 ft)[4]
Endurance 1:30 [3][4]

The Pfalz Dr.I was based on the earlier Pfalz D.VII prototype refitted in triplane style. Performance was not substantially better than the Fokker Dr.I and the counter-rotating Siemens-Halske engine was always troublesome in the early days, so production was limited. Though there are differing reports on the number constructed, ten seems to be the best guess. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Pfalz Dr.I.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

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Official Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q3-18Q4 O A 15 14 1

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

References

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[5]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gray, p.507.
  2. Angelucci, p.57.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Angelucci, p.47.
  5. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • 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.