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Euler D.II
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Euler-Werke
Designer August Euler
First flight early 1917
Introduction December 1917
Retired 1918
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 30

The Euler D.II was a German single-seat fighter, the successor to the earlier Euler D.I. The D.II was essentially a re-engined Euler D.I, the air-frame being virtually unchanged and the power plant being a 100 hp Oberusel U I seven cylinder rotary.

Operational history

30 D.II fighters were ordered by the German air force in March 1917, however due to slow production these were not delivered until December 1917. As a result the D.II was relegated to the role of a trainer aircraft for the rest of the war.

Operators

 German Empire

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 5.94m (19 ft 5⅞ in)
  • Wingspan: 7.47 m (24 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 380 kg (838 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 615 kg (1,356 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Oberursel U.I seven cylinder rotary engine, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph)
  • Time to 2,000 m: 9.5 minutes
  • Endurance: 1.5 hours

Armament

  • Guns: 1 x engine-mounted 7.92mm machine gun

Bibliography

  • William Green and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Colour Library Direct, Godalming, UK: 1994. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.

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