FOKKER D.VIII GALLERY

The D.VIII is a 'parasol' arrangement meaning the wing does not connect directly to the fuselage - instead it sits above it, connected by struts. Known by Allied pilots as the Flying Razor due to its appearance, it marked Fokkers return to a monoplane fighter and the rotary engine.

The aircraft did not enter frontline service until the very last months of the war and then only with a couple of Jastas. As a result, despite its speed and potential as a great fighter, it never had time to truly prove itself in combat.

It has been fitted with an original 160 hp Gnome rotary engine to keep the look, the sound and performance truly authentic. 

General characteristics 

Length: 5.86 m (19 ft 3 in) 
Wingspan: 8.34 m (27 ft 4 in) 
Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) 
Wing area: 10.7 m2 (115 sq ft) 
Empty weight: 405 kg (893 lb) 
Gross weight: 605 kg (1,334 lb) 

Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel UR.II 9-cyl. air-cooled rotary piston engine, 110 hp  

Performance 

Maximum speed: 204 km/h (110 knts) 
Endurance: 1.5 hours 
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft) 
Rate of climb: 8.333 m/s (1,640.4 ft/min) 

Armament: Guns: 2 × 7.92 mm Spandau MG08 machine guns