Saturday, August 20, 2011

Germany - 1917 Euler D.II

Another Rare Bird

One of the great things about researching a subject when you find something new. I had been gathering pieces of information on this rare aircraft for a while. The project has been on the back burner for a very long time. Other aircraft have had my attention, and my collection has grown fat with many examples of a few types. It was time for a refreshing change.

The Euler D.II was a German single-seat fighter, the successor to the earlier Euler D.I. The D.II was essentially a re-engined Euler D.I, the air-frame being virtually unchanged and the power plant being a 100 hp (75 kW) Oberusel U I seven cylinder air cooled rotary engine.

Thirty D.II fighters were ordered by the German air force in March 1917, however due to slow production these were not delivered until December 1917. As a result the D.II was relegated to the role of a trainer aircraft for the rest of the war.


  1. Euler D.II. (2010, September 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 08:17, August 19, 2011, from
  2. William Green and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Colour Library Direct, Godalming, UK: 1994. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.
  3. Gray, Peter and Owen Thetford. "German Aircraft of the First World War". London: Putnam, 1962. ISBN 0-93385-271-1

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