Fokker E.III "Eindecker"

The Fokker E.III was the first aircraft to carry a synchronized machine gun. Because the gun was mounted directly in front of the pilot and could shoot through the propeller, the E.III was able to shoot more accurately than any plane it encountered.

The plane's light weight, powerful engine and accurate gun made the Fokker E.III the dominant fighter of the time and began what has come to be known as the "Fokker Scourge".

This plane carries the markings of Fliegerkompagnie 18 of the Austro-Hungarian Army Air Service.

This aircraft was also flown by:
  Ottoman Empire
Country of Manufacture Germany
First Year of Service 1915
Wing Span 32.9 ft | 10 m
Length 23.9 ft | 7.3 m
Height 8.1 ft | 2.5 m
Weight 770 lbs | 349 kg
Engine Oberursel 9 cylinder, air cooled, rotary engine, 100hp
Top Speed 93 mph | 150 km/h
Range 180 miles | 290 km
Armament 1 Spandau 7.92mm machine gun
Crew 1


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 30305 vertices, 35293 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.