While an improvement on the earlier Fokker doppeldeckers, the Fokker D.V still did not measure up to its Albatros D.I and D.II contemporaries, so the bulk of them were relegated to training and to quieter sectors of the war. Several seem to have been used by Jasta 6 in its early days. The upper wings were swept and the large cutout must have given the pilot excellent upward vision.
|Designer||Martin Kreutzer + Reinhold Platz |
|Number built||215 |
|Developed from||Fokker D.III|
|Wingspan||8.61 m (28 ft 3 in) |
|Engine||100hp Oberursel U.I rotary|
|Armament||1-2× sync. fixed LMG08/15|
|Max Speed||170 km/h (106 mph) |
|Climb||3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 19:00|
|Ceiling||4,000 m (13,000 ft) |
For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker D.V.
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and ModelsEdit
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Gray, p.95.
- Lamberton, pp.218-219.
- Gray, p.97.
- 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.
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.