Pfalz E.IV

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Pfalz E.IV
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Pfalz
Introduction spring 1916
Primary user Germany
Number built 46 [1][2]
Wingspan 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)[2]
Engine 160hp Oberursel U.III rotary[2]
Armament 2×fixed sync. IMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[3][4][2]
Climb 800 m (2,620 ft) in 2:00[3]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 6:30[4][2]-8:30[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 10:00[2]
Endurance ~1:00 [3]

The Pfalz monoplanes were licence-built copies and variants of the Morane-Saulnier G/H or Type L, armed with a synchronized IMG-08 machine gun (or two, in the case of the E.IV). While similar to the Fokker eindeckers, they were not well-appreciated, in no small part because they appeared several months after the Fokkers. Pfalz aeroplanes tended to be assigned to Bavarian pilots, and they made due until better planes came along.

The Pfalz E.IV was the Pfalz equivalent of the Fokker E.IV, with twin Spandau machine guns and a twin-row Oberursel U.III rotary engine. The engine had cooling problems and was less reliable than its single-row predecessors.[2] About 46 were built.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier H.


Game Data

Wings of Glory

Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
16Q2-16Q3 R A 10 9 4

Plane and Crew Cards

Blue Max/Canvas Eagles

Aircraft Chart

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Grosz'96
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Herris'12, p.48.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gray, p.185.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Grosz'96, p.37.
  • 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.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 59: Pfalz E.I~E.VI. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-948414-78-2
  • Jack Herris, Pfalz Aircraft of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2012. ISBN 978-1-935881-12-4