Fokker D.X

Fokker D.X (or D.10) was a Dutch fighter aircraft designed after World War I.

The chief designer at Fokker, Reinhold Platz, designed the Fokker D.VIII fighter in 1918. It was a parasol monoplane with cantilever wings, which was an uncommon feature of the time. Its rotary engine could only develop 82 kW (110 hp), but it had good flying qualities. 60 aircraft were manufactured in Germany.

After the war, Anthony Fokker moved his factory to the Netherlands, where production continued. The D.X was an enlarged development of the D.VIII, which saw limited success. Ten aircraft were sold to Spain and one to Finland, where it was in use 1923-24.

Fokker D.X
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Origin Netherlands
Country Name Origin Year
Netherlands 1921
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Finland 1923 View
Spain 1923 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fokker 11 View

Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Reinhold Platz
First flight 1921
Introduction 1923
Primary users Spanish Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Number built 11+prototype
Developed from Fokker D.VIII


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 14 m (45 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: kg (lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Useful load: kg (kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,250 kg (2,750 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Fb liquid-cooled V8 engine, 223 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h (121 kn, 138 mph)

Armament

  • 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 "Spandau" machine guns

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