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WKF D.I
Role Biplane fighter
National origin Austria-Hungary
Manufacturer WKF
First flight 1918
Primary user KuKLFT
Number built 49

The WFK D.I (series 85) was a fighter aircraft built in Austria-Hungary in the final months of World War I.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

The KuKLFT placed an order for 48 D.Is. However, only two aircraft were delivered by the time of the Armistice, and the rest were finished in December 1918-January 1919.[1]

Specifications (80.06b)[edit | edit source]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.10 m (23 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 732 kg (1,614 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,005 kg (2,216 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hiero 6 six-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 170 kW (230 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 168 km/h (104 mph; 91 kn)
  • Endurance: 2.30 hours
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,325 ft)

Armament

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Wkf D.I". Airwar.ru. http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww1/wkfd1.html. Retrieved 2019-02-26. 
  2. Grosz, Peter M. (1993). Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Mountain View, CA: Flying Machines Press.. 

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