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DFW T 34-II / Dr.I

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917

Fighter

DFW - D.I / D.II / T 34-I - 1917 - Германия<– –>DFW - F.37 - 1918 - Германия


O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)


D.F.W. Dr I
  Photographed at Adlershof in January 1918, at the first D types Competition, was this triplane variant of the D I. which stands behind it. Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III. Armament, twin Spandau machine-guns.


W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters


DFW T 34-II Germany
  
  Evolved in parallel with the T 34-I biplane, the T 34-II (sometimes referred to erroneously as the Dr I) single-seat triplane employed a similar fuselage, power plant (Mercedes D III), armament (twin synchronised LMG 08/15s) and undercarriage to those of the biplane fighter. Both top and bottom wings were one-piece units mounted well clear of the fuselage and sufficiently staggered to obviate the need for a pilot-vision cut-out. The central wing carried generous ailerons and possessed broad tips, and the tail surfaces were similar to those of the definitive T 34-I, but incorporating a somewhat larger rudder. Together with the T 34-I, the T 34-II triplane was submitted for evaluation in the first D-type contest, but was excluded from the competition flight testing for reasons of poor pilot visibility and "unsuitable design”. No data on the T 34-II are available.

W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
The T 34-II was essentially a triplane version of the T 34-I biplane evolved in parallel, and was tested with little success in 1918.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
D.F.W. Dr I
H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/
Three other triplane fighter essays of 1917 were the rotary-powered Euler Dr I, the 185hp Austro-Daimler powered Hansa-Brandenburg L 16 (inset) and the Korting engined DFW Dr I (main picture).
W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters