Evolved from design work undertaken in Germany
during the closing stages of World War I, the F VI
single-seat parasol fighter monoplane powered by a
300hp Wright (Hispano-Suiza) H-2 water-cooled
engine was of mixed construction, with a one-piece
plywood-covered wooden wing and a welded steel-tube fuselage. Two examples were ordered for evaluation
by the US Army Air Service and were delivered
in 1921, being assigned the designation PW-5.
Although the first of these crashed on 13 March 1922 as
a result of a wing failure, a further 10 PW-5s were supplied
to the USAAS that year. Armament comprised
either two 7.62mm guns or one 12.7mm and one 7.62mm gun, and provision
was made for small bombs to be carried on a rack
beneath the fuselage.
|A three-view drawing (1280 x 882)|
| Take-off weight||1218 kg||2685 lb|
| Empty weight||878 kg||1936 lb|
| Wingspan||12.02 m||39 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.94 m||26 ft 1 in|
| Height||2.74 m||9 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||22.95 m2||247.03 sq ft|
| Max. speed||232 km/h||144 mph|
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