The Fokker D.VII in Austro-Hungary

In 1918 there were contacts between Fokker and the Austro-Hungarian Luftfahrttruppe regarding the D.VII. It was to be build by the MAG, Magyar Általános Gépgyár (Hungarian General Machine Factory), which received the V.22 prototype as a pattern aircraft. It was ordered from MAG, the Oestereichische-Ungarische Flugzeugfabrik Aviatik and Fokker. Six engineless airframes were send by Fokker in 1918, and a number were build by MAG. The engines installed where Austro-Daimler engines of 225hp, and the machineguns were from the Schwarzlose type. Also, a different, more angular, type radiator was used. Production for the Austro-Hungarians during the war did not materialize, and D.VII’s have not been used by them.

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Hungarian D.VII ’93-0?’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the war, the D.VII’s were used by the Hungarian Red Army, and it is  believed that MAG build 50 D.VII’s, some as two-seaters.

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Two-seat Fokker D.VII ‘H 08′ (source: http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/aviation-1914-1918/fokker-populaire-hongroise-sujet_1334_1.htm)

 

In 1924, four D.VII’s were on the civil register: H-MFOA to H-MFOD (later HA-FOA to HA-FOD).

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A number of unidentified Hungarian D.VII’s