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Fokker V8

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917

Fighter

Fokker - V17/V20/V23/V25 - 1917 - Германия<– –>Fokker - C.I / C.III - 1918 - Германия


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


Fokker V 8
  As may be seen this aircraft, built expressly on Fokker's instructions, utilised mostly V 6 components. It was not a success, and after only two short test hops it was scrapped. Engine was 120 h.p. Mercedes D II.


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


FOKKER V 8 Germany

  A decidedly bizarre single-seat fighter, the V 8 could be described both as a quintuplane and a tandem-wing aircraft. Powered by a 160 hp Mercedes D III engine, the V 8 had an unstaggered equi-span triplane wing arrangement mounted at the extreme nose and a biplane wing arrangement immediately aft of the pilot’s cockpit and approximately two-and-a-half times the wing chord behind the triplane structure. The top plane of each set of wings incorporated balanced ailerons, and a conventional tail assembly was provided at the end of an inordinately long fuselage, the CG being located between the two wing systems. Anthony Fokker made an abbreviated flight - barely more than a hop - in the V 8 in October 1917, some modifications subsequently being made before a further brief flight was made two weeks later, development then being abandoned. No data for this type were recorded.

W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
Quite what Anthony Fokker and his designers were setting out to achieve with this conventionally-tailed, tandem-winged, quintrupriplane monstrosity is anyone's guess. Completed in the autumn of 1917, months after his Dr I, the sole Fokker V8 is reported to have only made two brief hops, each time with Fokker at the controls before scrapping.