The Pfalz D.III, like the Roland D.I and D.II made at the same factory, had a molded plywood body with no internal struts, which made it a light, but strong and aerodynamic aircraft. With the upper wing set close to the fuselage and the narrow lower wing, the pilot had excellent visibility in all directions.
The Pfalz was criticized for its lack of power and slow climbing characteristics compared to its contemporaries, but favored for its strong wing structure, which allowed it to easily pull out of fast dives.
This plane carries the markings of Imperial German Jagdstaffel (Fighter Squadron) 10.
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|First Year of Service||1917|
|Wing Span||30 ft 10 in | 9.4 m|
|Length||22 ft 10 in | 6.95 m|
|Height||8 ft 9 in | 2.67 m|
|Weight||2056 lbs | 933 kg|
|Engine||Mercedes D III 6 cylinder liquid cooled inline engine, 160hp|
|Top Speed||102.5 mph | 165 km/h|
|Range||217 miles | 350 km|
|Armament||2 Spandau 7.92 mm machine guns|