Phönix D.III

The Phönix D.III was an improved version of the D.II which appeared in 1917. The D.III had a more powerful engine and ailerons on both wings which gave it the power and manueverability its predecessor lacked.

Austro-Hungarian pilots found the Phönix D.III to be a sturdy and dependable airplane which could handle steep dives. Armed with two Schwazlose machine guns, it was an excellent fighter. Several of these planes were purchased by Sweden after the war and were in service well into the 1920's.

This plane carries the markings of the Austro-Hungarian Naval Air Service.

Country of Manufacture Austria-Hungary
First Year of Service 1918
Wing Span 32 ft | 9.8 m
Length 21 ft 8 in | 6.62 m
Height 9 ft 10 in | 3.01 m
Weight 2092 lbs | 951 kg
Engine Hiero, 6 cylinder inline, liquid cooled engine, 230hp
Top Speed 115 mph | 185 km/h
Range 230 miles | 370 km
Armament 2 Schwarzlose 8mm machine guns
Crew 1


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 27792 vertices, 32824 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.