Fokker M.7

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Fokker M.7
Fokker B.I M7.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Fokker-Flugzeugwerke
Primary user Kaiserliche Marine
Number built 20
Developed from Fokker M.5
Variants Fokker M.10

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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Operational history[edit]

The aircraft was operated by the Austro-Hungarian forces under the designation Type B.I, following the German Empire's lettered prefixes from the Idflieg aircraft designation system.


  • M.7 : Two-seat reconnaissance aircraft version.
  • W.3 : Possible misidentification of the W.4
  • W.4 : Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane version.



Specifications (M.7)[edit]

Data from Data from Das Virtuelle Luftfahrtmuseum[3]

General characteristics

  • 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)

Performance Armament

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gray 1970 p. 339.
  2. ^ Taylor 1989 p. 402.
  3. ^ Das Virtuelle Luftfahrtmuseum Archived 2002-07-04 at the Wayback Machine


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 402.
  • Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Company Ltd. p. 339. ISBN 0 370 00103 6.