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Siemens-Schuckert DD 5

Страна: Германия

Год: 1915

Fighter

Siemens-Schuckert - B - 1915 - Германия<– –>Siemens-Schuckert - E.I/E.II/E.III - 1915 - Германия


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


Siemens-Schuckert D D5
  This single-seat biplane, of which only a single example was built, bore a strong resemblance to the earlier Type B. It was built in 1916 and featured tapered wings with steel tube spars and a ply-covered fuselage similar to the E I-III. It was presented to Idflieg for acceptance trials, during which it was rejected on grounds of poor aerodynamic qualities and restricted visibility from the cockpit. Engine, 110 h.p. Siemens-Halske Sh I. Armament, one Spandau machine-gun.


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


SIEMENS-SCHUCKERT (SSW) DD 5 Germany

  The first single-seat fighter biplane to be designed by Franz Steffen (who was subsequently to lose his life while demonstrating the E II monoplane), the DD 5 featured sharply tapered wings built up around steel tube spars, steel I-type interplane struts and a similar fuselage and tail to those of the E I monoplane. Powered by a 100 hp Siemens-Halske Sh I nine-cylinder rotary engine, the DD 5 was tested by the Idflieg in August 1916, but was rejected owing to its poor aerodynamic qualities and the restricted field of view provided by the cockpit. Armament comprised a single 7,9-mm LMG 08/15 machine gun. Only one prototype of the DD 5 was built and tested, development being discontinued in favour of an almost identical copy of the Nieuport 11 that was being developed (as the D I) in parallel. No specification for the DD 5 is available.

O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
The joint brainchild of the Steffen Brothers, Franz and Bruno, the Siemens-Schuckert Werke D 5 single seat fighter was completed in the autumn of 1915, but progressed no further than the prototype stage. Visible in the background is the same company's E I prototype, a developed version of which killed designer/pilot Franz Steffen in June 1916.
W.Green, G.Swanborough - The Complete Book of Fighters
The single prototype of the DD 5 was rejected owing to poor aerodynamic qualities.