|First flight||Spring 1917 |
|Introduction||Dec 1917 |
|Wingspan||9.88 m (32 ft 5 in) |
|Engine||200hp Hiero inline|
|Armament||2×fixed sync. Schwarzlose [note 1]|
|Max Speed||178 km/h (111 mph) - 182 km/h (113 mph) |
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:05|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 7:00
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 12:00-12:15
Orders for the Phönix D.I arrived in March 1917, but it wasn't until October that the first batch was accepted, and the planes trickled in all the way through May of 1918. There were three series built, Series 128, 228, and 328, differentiated mainly by the manufacturer of the 200hp Hiero engine. The machine guns were mounted well-forward and unfortunately out of reach in case of a jam. Flight reports said it was faster than an Albatros D.III(Oef) and better in flight than the Aviatik D.I. Reaching the front in December 1917, it flew with at least eleven Fliks. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Phönix D.I.
Wings of Glory
|Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Guns are inaccessible in flight.
- Grosz'93, p.118.
- Lamberton, pp.212-213.
- Grosz'93, p.119.
- Grosz'92, p.35.
- Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
- P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 31: Phönix D.I~II. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1992. ISBN 0-948414-37-5
- W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.