Phönix D.II

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Phönix D.II
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Phönix
First flight early 1918 [1]
Introduction May 1918 [1][2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 48 [1]
Developed from Phönix D.I
Variants Phönix D.IIa
Wingspan 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)[3]-9.88 m (32 ft 5 in) [4]
Engine 200hp Hiero inline
Armament 2×fixed sync. Schwarzlose [note 1]
Max Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)[3]-182 km/h (113 mph)[4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:00[3]-3:12[4]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 7:00[3][4]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 12:00[3][4]
Ceiling 6,000 m (19,700 ft)[3]
Endurance 3:00 [4]

The Phönix D.II improved on the Phönix D.I by lightening the airframe, eliminating dihedral, and redesigning the tail, making it more responsive. It started service at the front line in May with six Fliks, but there were problems with the engine bearers that led to accidents, and a wing failure in June resulted in a loss in confidence in the plane among pilots, who preferred the well-proven 225hp Albatros D.III. It was built in three series: Series 122, 222, and 322. [1] Apparently only one Flik, 55J, was wholly equipped with the Phönix D.II.[5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Phönix D.I.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q2-18Q4 Q A 16 13 3

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1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

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Notes
  1. Guns are inaccessible in flight.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Grosz, p.122.
  2. Haddow'67, p.7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Haddow'67, p.12.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  5. Haddow'67, p.8.
Bibliography
  • 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
  • George Haddow, Profile Publications 175: The Phönix Scouts. Great Britain: Profile Publications Ltd., 1967.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.