Fokker D XVI
1929
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Fokker D XVI

Designed to meet a Netherlands LVA (Luchtvaartafdeling) requirement for a successor to the World War I vintage D VII, the D XVI single-seat unequal-span biplane was powered by a 460hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar 14-cylinder air-cooled radial and flew for the first time in 1929. Possessing a fabric-covered, welded, steel-tube fuselage and ply-and-fabric-covered wooden wings, it was armed with two synchronised 7.92mm machine guns. The D XVI was ordered by the LVA, 14 aircraft being delivered to that service, these having split-axle undercarriages rather than the crossaxle type of the prototype. One D XVI was subsequently re-engined with a Bristol Mercury radial for aerobatic display purposes. A single example was supplied to China, and four powered by the Gnome-Rhone Jupiter were delivered to Hungary. A further D XVI was built with a Curtiss V-1570 Conqueror 12-cylinder water-cooled engine to meet a KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlandslndisch Leger) requirement, although no production order was placed for this version.

3-View 
Fokker D XVIA three-view drawing (1280 x 902)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1400 kg3086 lb
    Empty weight990 kg2183 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.40 m31 ft 10 in
    Length7.20 m24 ft 7 in
    Height2.70 m9 ft 10 in
    Wing area18.50 m2199.13 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed330 km/h205 mph
    Range640 km398 miles

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