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The Siemens-Schuckert E.I was a mid-wing monoplane similar to the Fokker monoplanes but with a better streamlined fuselage, stronger undercarriage, and the counter-rotating Siemens-Halske geared rotary. Though the prototype had flown in autumn 1915, it wasn't until autumn of 1916 that the SSW E.I was active on the front lines, and by then there were better choices available in the Halberstadt and Albatros biplanes. [1]

Siemens-Schuckert E.I
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Siemens-Schuckert
Designer Franz Steffen [1]
First flight 17 March 1916
Introduction autumn 1916
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 20 [1]
Variants Siemens-Schuckert E.III
Engine 110hp Siemens-Halske
Armament fixed, sync. IMG08/15
Crew 1

For more information, see Wikipedia:Siemens-Schuckert E.I.

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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 Lamberton, p.166.
  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.
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.