Hansa Brandenburg D.I

Johann Risztics' Hansa-Brandenburg D.I

Designed by Ernst Heinkel, the Hansa-Brandenburg D.I biplane fighter suffered a series of fatal accidents when it first entered service. Nicknamed the "Starstrutter" or "Spider," it employed a unique V strut system. Despite a non-synchronized machine gun and an obstructed forward view, the D.I was widely used by Austro-Hungarian aces like Godwin Brumowski.

Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Manufacturer: Phönix Flugzeug-Werke AG & Ungarische Flugzeugfabrik AG
Type: Fighter
Entered Service: Autumn 1916
Number Built: 200
Engine(s): Austro-Daimler, liquid cooled 6 cylinder in-line, 160 hp
Wing Span: 27 ft 10 3/4 in [8.51 m]
Length: 20 ft 10 in [6.35 m]
Height: 9 ft 2 1/4 in [2.79 m]
Empty Weight: 1,478 lbs
Gross Weight: 2,024 lb [917 kg]
Max Speed: 116 mph [187 km/h]
Ceiling: 16,405 ft [5,000 m]
Endurance: 2 hours 30 minutes
Crew: 1
Armament: 1 Schwarzlose 8 mm machine gun