Looking like a cross between the better knwn Fokker Dr.I and D.VII,
the D.VI was an interim design intended to make use of the Oberurusel
rotary engine (which Fokker owned). Although a good basic design, it was
to be overshadowed by the superlative Fokker D.VII, with which it was
roughly contemporary), and use was restricted to a few second line Jastas
and home defences Kests. One of which was the Bavarian Jasta 80b - two
aircraft from which are shown here. Click on either image for a full-size
Both of these aircraft are interesting. Both are in overall four-colour
lozenge, except the D.VI flown by Spiedel has the lower port wing in five-colour.
The D.VI flown by Seitz has a face painted on the cowl, and carries the
name 'FRATZ' on the flank panels. The unit marking was a black tailplane
with a white stripe on each side. That seen on the first aircraft may
be prior to application of the black paint. Of interest is the white stripe
between the wing crosses.
Both of these, and other WW1 aircraft can be found on my CD-Rom of over