|Primary user||Kaiserliche Marine|
|Developed from||Fokker M.5|
The Fokker M.7 was a German observation aircraft of World War I, used by the armed forces of both Germany and Austro-Hungary.
Design and development[edit | edit source]
Twenty aircraft, powered by 60 kW (80 hp) Oberursel U.0 rotary engines, were built, some of which were used by Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) shore stations. It was a single-bay sesquiplane (biplane) of conventional configuration, with slightly staggered wings using wing warping for roll control, tandem open cockpits and Fokker's distinctive comma-shaped rudder.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
The aircraft was operated by the Austro-Hungarian forces under the designation Type B.I.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- M.7 : Two-seat reconnaissance aircraft version.
- W.4 : Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane version.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (M.7)[edit | edit source]
Data from Data from Das Virtuelle Luftfahrtmuseum
- Crew: two, pilot and observer
- Length: 7.49 m (24 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 9.94 m (32 ft 7 in)
- Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 27.6 m2 (297 ft2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel U.0, 60 kW (80 hp) each
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Gray 1970 p. 339.
- Taylor 1989 p. 402.
- Das Virtuelle Luftfahrtmuseum
References[edit | edit source]
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 402.
- Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Company Ltd.. p. 339. ISBN 0 370 00103 6.
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