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Siemens-Schuckert DDr.I
« on: November 09, 2021, 06:38:44 PM »
At the beginning of 1917, British Sopwith Triplane fighters appeared on the Western Front. #Germany responded to this with its Fokker Dr.I, which was flown by the famous ace pilot Manfred von Richthofen, nicknamed "The Red Baron". But other companies were also working on similar projects. In mid-1917, the development of its DDr fighter.I started Siemens-Schuckert. November 9, 1917 - the first flight of the experimental fighter Siemens-Schuckert DDr.I.

It was a single-seat triplane with pushing and pulling screws, made of wood. It was equipped with 2 ? Siemens-Halske Sh.1 engines with a capacity of 110 hp each. The armament consisted of 2 ? 7.9 mm LMG 08/15 machine guns.

Siemens-Schuckert DDr.I was one of the first aircraft of the "pull-push" scheme. Unfortunately, his first flight turned out to be his last. The fighter crashed and could not be restored. DDr projects.I and a similar DDr.II with more powerful engines were closed.