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D.IV
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designed by Martin Kreutzer

The Fokker D.IV was a German fighter biplane of World War I, a development of the D.I. It had a more powerful Mercedes D.III engine. The aircraft was purchased in small numbers (40) by the German Army and the Swedes bought 4.

Operators

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 6.30 m (21 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 21.0 m² (226 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 606 kg (1,336 lb)
  • Gross weight: 840 kg (1,852 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III straight-6, 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Range: 220 km (137 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100; 20 minutes to 13,100 Ft. ft/min)

Armament

  • 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns

See also

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 399.  
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 40-41.  
  • Green, William; Gordon Swanborough (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Greenwich Editions. pp. 221.  
  • Lamberton, W. M. (1960). Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth,Herts: Harleyford Publications Limited. pp. 218.  
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