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The Pfalz D.VIII prototypes were built with no less than three rotary engines: the 160hp Siemens-Halske, the 160hp Oberursel, and the 140hp Goebel, but it was the Siemens-Halske version that was selected for production. Forty were completed and nineteen were at the Front in August 1918 where they were being assessed in operational trials by Jastas 29 and 56. [1]

Pfalz D.VIII
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Pfalz
Introduction 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 40 [1]
Engine 160hp Siemens-Halske Sh.III
Armament 2×fixed sync. LMG08/15
Climb 1000m in 1.9min
6000m in 25min [1]
Endurance 1:30 [1]

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

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
18Q3-18Q4 O A 16 15 2
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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[2]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gray, p.503.
  2. 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, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.