Specifications for the
Fokker E (Eindecker)
Armed Monoplane Fighter / Scout
Focus Model: Fokker E.III (Eindecker)
Country of Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer: Fokker Flugzeug-Werke GmbH - Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1915
Length: 23.62 ft (7.2 m)
Width: 31.23 ft (9.52 m)
Height: 7.87ft (2.40 m)
Weight (Empty): 882 lb (400 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,345 lb (610 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Oberursel U.1 9-cylinder, air-cooled rotary piston engine developing 100 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 87 mph (140 kmh; 76 kts)
Maximum Range: 123 miles (198 km)
Service Ceiling: 11,811 ft (3,600 m; 2.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 655 feet-per-minute (200 m/min)
1 x 7.92mm Maschinengewehr MG08 OR Parabellum MG14 OR Spandau LMG 08 machine guns over forward fuselage, synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
M.5 - Initial unarmed model by Fokker
M.5K ("Kleine") - Shortened wingspan
M.5L ("Lange") - Lengthened wingspan
M.5K/MG ("Maschinengewehr") - Pre-production models; armed; 5 examples.
A.II - German military designation for unarmed M.5L models; fitted with Oberursel U.0 engine of 80 horsepower; single example.
A.III - German military designation for unarmed M.5K; fitted with Oberursel U.0 engine of 80 horsepower.
E.I - Initial production scout aircraft; fitted with Oberursel U.0 engine of 80 horsepower; 68 examples produced.
E.II - Improved version; Oberursel U.1 rotary piston engine of 100 horsepower; 49 examples produced.
E.III - Definitive production model; 2 x machine guns as optional; reinforced structure; revised mission equipment; fitted with Oberursel U.1 rotary piston engine of 100 horsepower; 249 examples produced.
E.IV - Final production form; dimensionally larger; fitted with Oberursel U.III 14-cylinder series engine; 2 x 7.92mm synchronized machine guns over the nose as standard; 49 examples produced.
Austria-Hungary; Imperial Germany; Ottoman Empire.