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The Pfalz monoplanes were licence-built copies and variants of the Morane-Saulnier G/H or Type L, armed with a synchronized IMG-08 machine gun (or two, in the case of the E.IV). While similar to the Fokker Eindeckers, they were not well-appreciated, in no small part because they appeared several months after the Fokkers. Pfalz aeroplanes tended to be assigned to Bavarian pilots, and they made due until better planes came along.

Pfalz E.I
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Pfalz
Introduction autumn 1915
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 45
Wingspan 11.2 m (36 ft 8 in)[1]
Engine 80hp Oberursel U.0 rotary
Armament fixed sync. IMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 145 km/h (90 mph)[2][3]
Climb 800 m (2,620 ft) in 3:00[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 9:00[3]-12:00[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 23:00[3]
Endurance ~2:00 [2]

The Pfalz E.I was somewhat smaller than its brothers, with 14 sq. m. wings and the 80hp Oberursel U.0 engine. Roughly 45 were built.[4]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Morane-Saulnier H.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
15Q4-16Q3 G B 9 8 5

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[5]
Citations
  1. Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gray, p.185.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Grosz'96, p.37.
  4. Grosz'96
  5. 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.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 59: Pfalz E.I~E.VI. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-948414-78-2
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.