Fokker V.6

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Fokker V.6
Fokker V.6.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker-Flugzeugwerke
Designer Reinhold Platz
First flight 1917
Status Discontinued

The Fokker V.6 was a prototype fighter triplane developed in Germany during World War I in parallel with the V.5, from which the famous Dr.I was developed. The V.6 was powered by an 89 kW (120 hp) Mercedes D.II liquid-cooled engine. The heavier engine required larger wings, with the lower wing being placed just below the fuselage. A modification to add fairings to the lower wing fuselage junction was implemented after the first tests.[1] The V.6 was abandoned in October 1917 due to being inferior in maneuverability to the newer Dr.I.[2]

Specifications (Fokker V.6)[edit]

General characteristics

Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfred Richard Weyl. Fokker the creative years. 
  2. ^ Mike Spick. The Illustrated Directory of Fighters.