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The Fokker


The Fokker planes was invented by Dutch founder Anthony Fokker.


The Company started in 1912 in Germany before moving to the Netherlands in 1919.


Fokker recently went into bankruptcy in 1996 but had its most successful time during the 1920's to the 1930's.


The first of Anthony Fokkers success was with his first plane the Spin (Spider)


After having sold many of the model spin Monoplanes to the German Government fokker later supplied Aircraft to the German Army.


The Fokker D.V11 was designed by Reinhold Platz and 3,300 of the planes had been produced by late 1918 and regarded as one of the best fighting Aircraft of the First Word War.


Crew: 1

Length: 6.954 m (22 ft 10 in)

Wingspan: 8.9 m (29 ft 2 in)

Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)

Wing area: 20.5 m2 (221 sq ft)

Empty weight: 670 kg (1,477 lb)

Gross weight: 906 kg (1,997 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)

or 1x 130.5 kW (175 hp) Mercedes D.IIIa 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine

or 1x 137.95 kW (185 hp) BMW IIIa 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine

Performance

Maximum speed: 189 km/h (117 mph; 102 kn)

BMW IIIa engine - 200 km/h (124 mph)

Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft) [12]

Rate of climb: 3.92 m/s (772 ft/min)

BMW IIIa engine - 9.52 m/s (1,874.012 ft/min)

Time to altitude:

1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 4 minutes 15 seconds

2,000 m (6,562 ft) in 8 minutes 18 seconds

3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 13 minutes 49 seconds

4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 22 minutes 48 seconds

5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 38 minutes 5 seconds

Armament

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

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