Fokker D.IV

The Fokker D.IV was a German fighter biplane of World War I, a development of the D.I.

Fokker D.IV
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1916
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany View
Sweden View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fokker 44 View

The Fokker D.IV had a more powerful Mercedes D.III engine, and the first Fokker front-line design to use ailerons in place of wing warping from the start for roll control.

The aircraft was purchased in small numbers (40) by the German Army and the Swedish Air Force bought four examples of the type.

Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Martin Kreutzer
Introduction 1916
Primary users German Army
Swedish Air Force
Number built 44


General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 6.30 m (21 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.45 m (8 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 21.0 m2 (226 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 600 kg (1,320 lb)
  • Gross weight: 840 kg (1,848 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III straight-6, 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99[6] 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

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