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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Schütte-Lanz
Designer Walter Stein
First flight 1917
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Produced 1917
Number built 1

The Schütte-Lanz D.IV was a German fighter prototype during World War I. It was developed in parallel with the Schütte-Lanz D.III, however the two fighters had nothing in common. The D IV was made of wood and was a single-bay staggered biplane with N-type interplane struts and ailerons on both upper and lower mainplanes. It first flew in late 1917 and was found to be inferior to the Schütte-Lanz D.III, and as a result production was never continued.

List of operators[edit | edit source]

 German Empire

Specifications[edit | edit source]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 5.80m (19 ft 0¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.00 m (29 ft 6⅓ in)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 22.96 m² (247.15 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 695 kg (1,532 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 885 kg (1,951 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIbo eight-cylinder Vee-type water-cooled engine, 164 kW (220 hp)



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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