DFW T28 Floh (Flea)

DFW T28 Floh (Flea) - 1915
DFW T28

The DFW T28 Floh (Flea) was designed by the Chief Engineer of the Deutsche Flugzeugwerke GmbH of Leipzig-Lindenthal, Dipl.Ing. Hermann Dorner. The intent was to create a high speed fighter by eliminating drag through reducing the need for struts and rigging. The name Floh translates as "Flea" in English, and this is because it looks like a small fat blob with stunted wings.
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DFW T28 Floh
  • Type: Fighter
  • Manufacter: Deutsche Flugzeugwerke Gmb
  • Designed By: Hermann Dorner
  • First Flight: 1915
  • Number Built: 2
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D-I water-cooled in-line engine, 100 hp (74 kW)
  • Wingspan: 21 ft 4¼ in (6.5 m)
  • Length: 14 ft 9¼ in (4.5 m)
  • Maximum Speed: 111 mph (180 Km/h)
  • Crew: 1
  • Armament: 1 × 0.312 in (7.92) LMG 08/15 Spandau machine gun

References

  1. The original article appeared in the February 2000 issue of Internet Modeler. "http://www.wwi-models.org/IM/German/floh.html"
  2. DFW T28 Flea Plans "http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=798109"
  3. Grosz, P. M. "Windsock Mini Datafile 18 - DFW T28 Flea" Albatros Productions Limited, 2001. ISBN: 1902207335
  4. Grosz, Peter M & Digmayer, Marty "DFW T28 Flea Windsock Mini Datafile 18", 2010 Albatros Productions Limited, Berkhamsted