Daimler D.I

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Daimler L.6)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Daimler L6.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Daimler
Designer Karl Schopper
First flight 1918
Number built 6

The Daimler D.I (also known by the company designation L6) was a German fighter aircraft of World War I. It was a conventional biplane design with a very small interplane gap - the top wing nearly touched the top of the fuselage. Power was provided by a Daimler D.III engine.

Design and development[edit]

The L6 prototype competed in the second Idflieg competition for a new fighter design in 1918. The competition was held at Adlershof from 22 May through 21 June. This resulted in an order for 20 aircraft being placed.[1]


Production commenced in 1918. Six examples were built by the time of the Armistice, at which time production was abandoned.[2]

Specifications (D.I)[edit]

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters [1]

General characteristics




  1. ^ a b Green and Swanborough 1994, p.145.
  2. ^ Gray and Thetford 1962, p.315.
  • Gray, Peter; Thetford, Owen (1962). German Aircraft of the First World War. London: Putnam. 
  • Green, W; Swanborough, G (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 297.