O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)
Schutte-Lanz D VI
After the projected D V, which was not built, the next Schutte-Lanz original production was the D VI, an interesting parasol monoplane. The parallel struts which braced the wings were covered for most of their length with an airfoil section fairing to form an additional lifting surface. Unfortunately the aircraft crashed on its first flight on 29th May 1918 and was not rebuilt. Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III.
W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters
SCHUTTE-LANZ D VI Germany
A unique single-seat fighter created by the Luftfahrzeugbau Schutte-Lanz in the spring of 1918 was the D VI, which was fundamentally a parasol monoplane, but featured additional lifting surface in the form of an aerofoil-section fairing between the parallel struts bracing the outer wing panels to the base of the fuselage. Powered by a 160 hp Mercedes D III engine, the D VI was flown for the first time on 29 May 1918, but crashed and was not rebuilt.
Span, 35 ft 5 1/5 in (10,80 m).
Length, 21 ft 4 1/3 in (6,51 m).
J.Herris German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Vol II (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 50)
Schutte-Lanz D.V a D.VI
The Schutte-Lanz D.V remained a project. It was to be powered by a Mercedes D.III with compressor (supercharger) that did not become available.
The next Schutte-Lanz fighter to fly was the D.VI powered by a Mercedes D.III engine. It was a parasol monoplane,- the wings were braced by large parallel struts with a supplemental airfoil between them. The prototype crashed May 29, 1918 and was not rebuilt.
Schutte-Lanz Fighter Specifications
D.III D.IV D.VI D.VII
Engine 160 hp Mercedes D.III 195 hp Benz B.IIIbo V-8 160 hp Mercedes D.III 180 hp Mercedes D.IIIau
Span, m 8.0 9.0 10.8 9.0
Chord, upper, m 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5
Chord, lower, m 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2
Wing area, m2 20.0 23.3 23.7 24.3
Length, m 6.5 5.8 6.65 6.0
Height, m 3.1 2.963 2.64 3.1
Wt, empty, kg 645 710 800 630
Wt, loaded, kg 860 900 980 810
Max. speed, kmh 195 180
Climb, 1000 m 3.0 min 2.8 min
Climb, 2000 m 5.8 min
Climb, 3000 m 9.7 min
Climb, 4000 m 14.8 min
Climb, 5000 m 31.9 min 14 min 21.3 min
Climb, 6000 m 29.6 min
Climb, 7000 m 29.6 min
Climb, 8000 m 45.5 min
Ceiling, m 8000