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Siemens-Schuckert D.I

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Role Single-seat biplane fighter
Manufacturer Siemens-Schuckert Werke
First flight 1916
Introduced 1916
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 95
Developed from Nieuport 17

The Siemens-Schuckert D.I was a German single-seat fighter built by Siemens-Schukert Werke.

Design and development

A number of captured Nieuport 17 fighters were given to German aircraft manufacturers to study, the Siemens-Schukert Werke produced the D.I based on the captured fighter. The D.I was a biplane powered by 110 hp (82 kW) Siemens-Halske Sh.I rotary engine. An order for 150 aircraft for the Imperial German Army Air Service was placed, but these were delayed by late delivery of the complicated geared engine , so that the aircraft was outclassed in combat by newer Allied aircraft when delivered. Only 95 aircraft were produced, most of which were used for training .

A single D.Ia was produced with a greater wing area and more powerful engine but was not ordered into production. The development continued through a prototype D.II to the D.III.


 German Empire


Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 6.0 m (19 ft 8¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 7.50 m (24 ft 7⅜ in)
  • Height: 2.59 m(8 ft 5⅞ in)
  • Wing area: 14.4 m² (156 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 430 kg (946 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 675 kg (1,485 lb)
  • Powerplant:Siemens-Halske Sh.I geared rotary engine, 110 hp (82 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 155 km/h (84 knots, 97 mph)
  • Endurance: 2 hr 20 min
  • Climb to 4,000 m (13,125 ft): 24 min 18 sec


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