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DFW C.VI

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917

DFW - R.I/R.II - 1916 - Германия<– –>DFW - D.I / D.II / T 34-I - 1917 - Германия


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


D.F.W. C VI
  Coming into the era of big two-seaters, the C VI was built in 1918, but no more than one example was completed. Engine, 220 h.p. Benz IVa. Span, 13.6 m. (44 ft. 7 1/2 in.). Length, 7.5 m. (24 ft. 7 3/8 in.). Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-gun.


J.Herris DFW Aircraft of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 29)


DFW C.VI

  DFW clearly wanted to follow the great success of their C.V with an improved design, and the C.VI was their next attempt. The C.VI used the slightly more powerful 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa for enhanced performance. To improve maneuverability, horn-balanced control surfaces were fitted which reduced the pilot's control forces to improve responsiveness, and the rudder and fin were enlarged.
  Apparently the C.VI offered insufficient improvement over the successful C.V that was already in large-scale production and only a single prototype is thought to have been built and evaluated.

DFW C-Type Specifications
DFW C.IV DFW C.V DFW C.VI DFW C.VII
Engine 150 hp Benz Bz.III 200 hp Benz Bz.IV 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa
Span, Upper 13.30 m 13.27 m 13.60 m 13.60 m
Span, Lower - 12.80 m - -
Chord, Upper - 1.75 m - -
Chord, Lower - 1.75 m - -
Gap - 1.80 m - -
Wing Area 42.2 m2 41.52 m2 - 38.0 m2
Length 7.90 m 7.88 m 7.50 m 7.0 m
Height 3.3 m 3.26 m - 2.8 m
Empty Weight 720 kg 1,027 kg - 800 kg
Loaded Weight 1,230 kg 1,477 kg - 1,230 kg
Maximum Speed 135 km/h 155 km/h - 160 km/h
Climb to 1,000m - 4.0 minutes - 3.0 minutes
Climb to 2,000m - 7.0 minutes - -
Climb to 3,000m - 15.0 minutes - -
Climb to 4,000m - 25.0 minutes - -
Climb to 5,000m - 40.0 minutes - -

J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The DFW C.VI was powered by a 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa.The control surfaces were horn-balanced to reduce control forces and improve maneuverability. It is thought only the single prototype was built.
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
D.F.W. C VI