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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Avaitik D.I. Aircraft



This was a German WW I fighter aircraft with two Schwarzlose 8 mm machine guns.  It was powered by a 200 hp Austro-Daimler six cylinder motor providing a top speed of 115 mph and a service ceiling of 20,200 feet. But the motor was thirsty providing only 2.5 hours of endurance. Later in WW I it was replaced by more popular German fighter planes.  

8 comments:

  1. I've not seen one of these. It looks so flimsy and like it could hardly carry that big ol' engine.

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  2. Goodness can you imagine those brave young men, and I guess we'd have to say the young German men were brave also, going off to war in one of these flimsy planes.. not much protection there hey TFG!

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  3. It's hard to imagine that it could fly!

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  4. Wow--- that's a serious motor! Good captures.

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  5. You wouldn't have got me in one of those. It doesn't look as though it could get off the ground.

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  6. It looks so primitive compared to what we have today.

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  7. What a great image! I love planes ;-)

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