Siemens-Schuckert E.I

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Siemens-Schuckert E.I
Role monoplane fighter
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Siemens-Schuckert
First flight late 1915
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 21 (incl. 1 prototype)

The Siemens-Schuckert E.I was a German fighter aircraft, manufactured by Siemens-Schuckert.

The E type (Eindecker) monoplane first flew in late 1915. it was a monoplane with wire braced wings. powered by the Siemens-Halske Sh.I rotary engine it was armed with a single LMG 08/15 machine gun. After a successful evaluation, 20 production models were built.[1]


Variants[edit]

E.II 
1 prototype built. Powered by 89 kW (120 hp) Argus As.II inline engine. Destroyed in an accident.[1]
E.III 
6 built. Powered by 75 kW (100 hp) Oberursel U.I[1] 9-cylinder rotary engine, a licence built Gnome Delta.

Operators[edit]

 Germany

Specifications (E.I)[edit]

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.1 m (23 ft 3.625 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.0 m (32 ft 9.75 in)
  • Empty weight: 473 kg (1,041 lb)
  • Gross weight: 673 kg (1,481 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh.I, 75 kW (100 hp) each

Performance

  • Endurance: 1.5 hours

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Donald, David, The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft (pg 838). (1997). Prospero Books. ISBN 1-85605-375-X
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford German Aircraft of the First World War London: Putnam, 1962

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