Nicknamed the “Flying Razor” because of its single wing and sleek shape, the Fokker D.VIII ‘s light weight helped it be a nimble, capable, easy-to-fly fighter. It was designed by Anthony Fokker, a Dutch airplane designer who produced a series of aircraft for the German armed forces during the First World War.
- Wingspan: 8.34 m
- Length: 5.86 m
- Powerplant (Original): 1 x Oberursel UR.II 9-cyl. rotary engine (82 kW)
- Powerplane (Replica): 1 x Rotac R2800 7 cyl. radial engine (82 kW)
- Maximum Speed: 204 km/h
- Cruise Speed: 145 km/h
- Range: 282 km
- Crew: 1
Excerpt from Alberta Aviation Museum – 30 Years of Progress
Edmonton pilot Everett Bunnel built the museum’s D.VIII replica after a long and distinguished career in aviation. The aircraft has a modern radial engine rather than the original rotary, and the landing gear is not to the original design. Mr. Bunnell intended to fly his D.VIII, but as he was 91 when he finished it, he decided that perhaps the museum was the best place for it instead.
You can learn more about this aircraft by purchasing a copy of our 30th Anniversary Souvenir Book or by visiting the museum today!