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The Fokker D.VIII or E.V (as it was variously called) combined the strong, unbraced upper wing of the Fokker D.VII with a 110hp rotary engine to create a handy, maneuverable plane with great sight lines for the pilot. The first six E.V planes were rushed to the front for combat evaluation with Jasta 6. Shortages of castor oil and wing failures led to their temporary withdrawal on 21 August. Adjustments were made to the wing and the type was cleared for combat, but by this time the renamed D.VIIIs had a few scant weeks to show their prowess. [1]

Fokker D.VIII/E.V
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Reinhold Platz
Introduction Aug 1918 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Wingspan 8.31 m (27 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 110hp Oberursel U.II rotary
Armament 2×fixed, sync. LMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 185 km/h (115 mph)[3] to 201 km/h (125 mph)[2] to 204 km/h (127 mph)[4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 2:00[4][2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 7:30[2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 10:45[4]
Ceiling 6,000 m (19,700 ft)[4] to 6,300 m (20,700 ft)[3][2]
Endurance 1:30 [4][3][2]

Austria-Hungary contemplated the purchase and manufacture of E.V's, but shortages in lubricants forestalled any such plans. [5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker D.VIII.

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Official Stats
Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
F A 15 14 2

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gray, p.109.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.80.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Gray, p.112.
  5. Grosz'93, p.411.
  6. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • 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, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
  • 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. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607