|Phönix Type A|
|Designer||Josef Mickl |
|Number built||45 to 60|
|Wingspan||10.7 m (35 ft 2 in) |
|Engine||200-220hp Austro-Daimler inline |
|Max Speed||180 km/h (112 mph) |
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:00|
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 30:00
The Phönix A was a license-built version of the Brandenburg W.18 flying boat fighter. ("A" was the class-designation of all Austro-Hungarian marine aircraft of that type.) Sixty were built starting in 1917. The Phönix version lightened the load by removing one of the machine guns from the original design, which increased its speed at the expense of firepower. Each flying station had one or more on hand for patrol and defense, and they served until late 1917 when more powerful Italian fighters were making their appearance. 
- Nowarra, p.21.
- Nowarra, p.22.
- Nowarra, pp.200-201.