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Euler D.II
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Euler-Werke
Designer August Euler
First flight early 1917
Introduction December 1917
Retired 1918
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 30

The Euler D.II was a German single-seat fighter, the successor to the earlier Euler D.I. The D.II was essentially a re-engined Euler D.I, the air-frame being virtually unchanged and the power plant being a 100 hp Oberusel U I seven cylinder rotary.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

30 D.II fighters were ordered by the German air force in March 1917, however due to slow production these were not delivered until December 1917. As a result the D.II was relegated to the role of a trainer aircraft for the rest of the war.

Operators[edit | edit source]

 German Empire

Specifications[edit | edit source]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 5.94m (19 ft 5⅞ in)
  • Wingspan: 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 380 kg (838 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 615 kg (1,356 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel U.I seven cylinder rotary engine, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph)
  • Time to 2,000 m: 9.5 minutes
  • Endurance: 1.5 hours

Armament

  • Guns: 1 x engine-mounted 7.92mm machine gun

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • William Green and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Colour Library Direct, Godalming, UK: 1994. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.

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