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A.I
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Martin Kreutzer

The Fokker A.I (Fokker designation M.8) was a two-seat observation aircraft of the 1910s, powered by a 75 kW (100 hp) Oberursel engine. The aircraft resembled the Fokker E.I. The A.IIs were A.Is license-built by Halberstadt. The origins of the A.I, A.II and A.III were in a Morane-Saulnier Type H purchased from France. This led to the Fokker M.5 designed by Kreutzer. Fokker gave many aerobatic demonstrations in the M.5 on the eve of World War I. The M.8, was ordered as the A.I by the Luftstreitkräfte (German Air Service) and Fokker produced between 30 and 40 of them.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2, pilot and observer
  • Length: 7.20 m (23 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.52 m (31 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 ft2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel U.I, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 135 km/h (84 mph)
  • Range: 400 km (249 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)

References[edit | edit source]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 398. 

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