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A.III


The E I was soon superseded by the generally similar E II with the 75-kW (100-hp) U.I rotary for improved performance and then by the definitive E III with detail modifications. The final attempt to wring extra capability out of the basic design was the overweight E IV with two guns and the 119-kW (160-hp) U.lll rotary. Total E-series production was about 300 aircraft including 258 E.III.

 

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E.III
 
The E.I and E.II were built in both armed and unarmed versions, and mainly used for training, before the armed versions were re-engined with a 74.6 kW / 100 hp Oberursel rotary and re-designated E.III. They also had lengthened wings, could carry more fuel and had greater ammunition capacity.
 
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E.III converted from an E.I

 

 

Replica:
Engels Aeroplanbau E.4 Fokker E.III
Musso Fokker E.III

 

Ultralight Replica:
Airdrome Airplanes Fokker E.III

 

Engine: l x Oberursel U.I, 75kW (100 hp).
Span: 9.52m (31 ft 2.75 in).
Length: 7.2m (23ft 7 5in).
Height: 9 ft 1¾ in [2.4 m]
Wing area: 165.766 sqft / 15.4 sq.m
Max T/O weight: 610kg (1,3451b).
Weight empty 878 lb (398 kg)
Wing loading: 8.2 lb/sq.ft / 40.0 kg/sq.m
Ceiling 12,000 ft (3,650 m) fully loaded.
Max speed: 87 / 140 km/h mph at sea level.
Cruising speed: 65 kts / 120 km/h
Operational endurance: 1 hr 30 min.
Range: 119 nm / 220 km
Seats: 1.
Armament: 1 or 2 x 7.92-mm (0.312-in) LMG 08/15 mg.
 
 

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