The Dr.I was essentially a D.V fuselage, tail surfaces
and undercarriage married to three pairs of wings, and
flown in the summer of 1917 for comparison trials with
the standard biplane. Powered by a Daimler D IlIa
engine, the Dr.I proved to offer no advantage over the
D.V, and progressed no further than prototype evaluation.
Armament consisted of the usual pair of
7.92mm machine guns.
| Wingspan||8.70 m||29 ft 7 in|
| Length||7.33 m||24 ft 1 in|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 7.92mm|
|Klaatu, klaatu83=lycos.com, 28.05.2011|
The highly successful advent of the Sopwith Triplane over the Western Front initiated a triplane craze in the German aviation industry. Just about every German aiecraft manufacturer produced at least one triplane fighter. The most successful was the famous Fokker Dr-1. This one, basically an Albatros D-V with three wings, proved considerably less so.
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