|First flight||July 1916|
|Number built||20 |
|Wingspan||10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)|
|Engine||100hp Mercedes D.I inline|
|Armament||sync. fixed IMG08/15|
|Max Speed||165 km/h (103 mph)|
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.
Unlike the other planes of this type, the Pfalz E.V featured an inline engine: the 100hp Mercedes D.I. About twenty were built before the order for fifty of them was cancelled. Two E.V's were later transferred to the German Navy.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier H.
Timeline [note 1]
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Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways paintable: ReducedAircraftFactory
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Herris'12, p.48.
- Grosz'96, p.1.
- Gray, p.498.
- Gray, p.185.
- Herris'12, p.55.
- 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.
- 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