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D.X
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
Designer Reinhold Platz
First flight 1921
Introduction 1923
Primary users Spanish Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Number built 11+prototype
Developed from Fokker D.VIII

Fokker D.X (or D.10) was a Dutch fighter aircraft designed after World War I.

The chief designer at Fokker, Reinhold Platz, designed the Fokker D.VIII fighter in 1918. It was a parasol monoplane with cantilever wings, which was an uncommon feature of the time. Its rotary engine could only develop 82 kW (110 hp), but it had good flying qualities. 60 aircraft were manufactured in Germany.

After the war, Anthony Fokker moved his factory to Holland, where production continued. The D.X was an enlarged development of the D.VIII, which saw limited success. Ten aircraft were sold to Spain and one to Finland, where it was in use 1923-24.

Operators[edit | edit source]

 Spain
Spanish Air Force (10)
 Finland
Finnish Air Force (1)

Specifications (D.X)[edit | edit source]

Data from Thulinista Hornetiin

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 14 m (45 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: kg (lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Useful load: kg (kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,250 kg (2,750 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Fb liquid-cooled V8 engine, 223 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h (121 kn, 138 mph)

Armament

2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 "Spandau" machine guns

See also[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Timo Heinonen (1992). Thulinista Hornetiin - 75 vuotta Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneita. Tikkakoski: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo. ISBN 951-95688-2-4. 

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