Pfalz D.VIII was a German World War I fighter aircraft.
Development [ edit ]
The D.VIII was approved for production arising from German initiatives in 1918 to develop superior fighter aircraft. Its power unit, the
Siemens-Halske Sh.III rotary enabled the type to achieve a top speed of 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) at sea level. Armament was twin 7.92mm Spandau machine guns.
Production [ edit ]
Forty units were completed but as this was very near the end of the war, they were used mostly for evaluation purposes.
Specifications (D.VIII - (Sh III engine)) [ edit ]
Data from German Aircraft of the First World War [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
References [ edit ]
^ Gray and Thetford 1962, p.509.
^ Green and Swanborough 1994, p.468.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Cowin, H. W. "German and Austrian Aviation of World War I". Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2000.
ISBN 1-84176-069-2 Gray, Peter and Thetford, Owen.
German Aircraft of the First World War. London:Putnam, 1962. Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon.
The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark, 1994. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.
External links [ edit ]
D, DD- and DJ-class aircraft designations
D- and DD- class