Phonix D.I Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Phonix Flugzeug-Werke - Germany
Production Total: 208
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 21.72 feet (6.62 meters)
Overall Width: 31.17 feet (9.50 meters)
Overall Height: 9.15 feet (2.79 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,411 lb (640 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,775 lb (805 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Hiero liquid-cooled 6-cylinder inline engine developing 200 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 kph; 97 knots)
Maximum Range: 87 miles (140 km)
Service Ceiling: 19,685 feet (6,000 meters; 3.73 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 8mm Schwarzlose synchronized machine guns
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
D.I - Base Production Series Designation; fitting Hiero inline engine of 200 horsepower; 2 x 8mm machine guns; 50 examples produced.
D.II - Balanced ailerons (upper wing) and elevators.
D.III (Type 9) - Balanced ailersons (both wings); fitting Hiero inline engine of 230 horsepower.