The Fokker M.7 was a German observation aircraft of World War I, used by the armed forces of both Germany and Austro-Hungary.
Design and development
Twenty aircraft, powered by 60 kW (80 hp) Oberursel U.0 rotary engines, were built, some of which were used by Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) shore stations. It was a single-bay sesquiplane (biplane) of conventional configuration, with slightly staggered wings using wing warping for roll control, tandem open cockpits and Fokker's distinctive comma-shaped rudder.
The W.3 / W.4 was a floatplane version of the M.7.
The aircraft was operated by the Austro-Hungarian forces under the designation Type B.I.
- M.7 : Two-seat reconnaissance aircraft version.
- W.3 : Possible misidentification of the W.4
- W.4 : Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane version.
Data from Data from Das Virtuelle Luftfahrtmuseum
- Crew: two, pilot and observer
- Length: 7.49 m (24 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 9.94 m (32 ft 7 in)
- Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 27.6 m2 (297 ft2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel U.0, 60 kW (80 hp) each
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