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Aviatik D.VII
Role Experimental single-seat biplane fighter
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Aviatik
First flight October 1918
Number built 1
Developed from Aviatik D.VI

The Aviatik D.VII was a German prototype single-seater fighter aircraft of the First World War, designed by Aviatik. Built to participate in the Third D-Type Contest of October 1918,[1] it saw no military service. The only real major change from the D.VI was a completely new horizontal and vertical tail design.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Data from Boucher[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.66 m (31 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 2.50 m (8 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 745 kg (1,642 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 945 kg (2,083 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIbm geared V-8 liquid-cooled piston engine , 149 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 192 km/h (119 mph; 104 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.1 m/s (800 ft/min)

Armament

  • 2 × forward-firing synchronised 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 "Spandau" machine guns
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