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Fokker V.28 / D.VIII

 

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In service the E.V regarded with some suspicion after engine lubrication and wing structural problems, but after these had been eradicated the fighter re-entered production as the D VIII and became very popular. The re-designated V.III did not return to service until October 1918. Only a small number of aircraft reached operational units before the end of World War I.


The D VIII parasol monoplane introduced Fokker cantilever wing and had no external bracing wires.


The plane was somewhat under powered with the original 110 hp Oberursal Rotary; and explains why the 160 Gnome Rotary was the prefered powerplant (after the war concluded). That said the aircraft was a highly respected machine.


The Fokker D.VIII has the distinction of recording the last air kill in the First World War and was often referred to as 'the Flying Razor' by the Allies.
It is estimated that about 300 were produced.

 

Replica:
Engels Aeroplanbau E.6 Fokker D.VIII

 

Ultralight replica:
Airdrome Airplanes Fokker D.VIII


D.VIII
Engine: l x Oberursel U.II, 82kW (110 hp).
Span: 8.35m (27 ft 4.75 in).
Length: 5.85m (l9ft 2.25 in).
Max T/O weight: 605 kg (1,334 lb).
Max speed: 127 mph at sea level.
Cruise Speed: 90 mph
Operational endurance: 1 hr 30 min.
Service ceiling: 21,000 ft (6,400 m).
Armament: 2 x 7.92-mm (0.312-in) LMG 08/15 mg.

 

 


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