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Fokker D.X

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Top speed  225 km/h
Length  8 m
First flight  1918
Designer  Reinhold Platz
Wingspan  14 m
Introduced  1918
Manufacturer  Fokker
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Fokker D.X (or D.10) was a Dutch fighter aircraft designed after World War I.

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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.

Operators

 Spain
Spanish Air Force (10)
 Finland
Finnish Air Force (1)

Specifications (D.X)

Data from Thulinista Hornetiin

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)
  • Useful load: kg (kg)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • 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

    References

    Fokker D.X Wikipedia


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