1916 - 1917 Fighter Comparison

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Laurelix

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Albatros D.III [Germany]
Introduction: 1916
Stall Speed: 90km/h
Power to Weight: 0.174hp/t
Engine: Mercedes D.III with 158hp
Max Speed: 165km/h

Albatros D.V [Germany]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 89km/h
Power to Weight: 0.19hp/t
Engine: Mercedes D.IIIa with 174hp
Max Speed: 186km/h

Fokker D.III [Germany]
Introduction: 1916
Stall Speed: 81km/h
Power to Weight: 0.22hp/t
Engine: Oberursel U.III with 158hp
Max Speed: 160km/h

Fokker D.V [Germany]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 82km/h
Power to Weight: 0.194hp/t
Engine: Oberursel U.I with 110hp
Max Speed: 170km/h

Fokker Dr.I [Germany]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 72km/h
Power to Weight: 0.188hp/t
Engine: Oberursel Ur.II with 110hp
Max Speed: 180km/h

Albatros Oef 153 [Austri-Hungary]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 93km/h
Power to Weight: 0.207hp/t
Engine: AD6 serie 19k with 200hp
Max Speed: 188km/h

Berg D.1 serie 38 [Austria-Hungary]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 85km/h
Power to Weight: 0.219hp/t
Engine: AD6 serie 18k with 185hp
Max Speed: 195km/h


Sopwith Pup [Great Britain]
Introduction: 1916
Stall Speed: 66km/h
Power to Weight: 0.144hp/t
Engine: Le Rhône 9C with 80hp
Max Speed: 177km/h

Sopwith Camel [Great Britain]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 76km/h
Power to Weight: 0.197hp/t
Engine: Clerget 9B with 130hp
Max Speed: 185km/h

Sopwith Triplane [Great Britain]
Introduction: Dec 1916
Stall Speed: 73km/h
Power to Weight: 0.186hp/t
Engine:
Max Speed: 188km/h

SE.5 [Great Britain]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 81km/h
Power to Weight: 0.171hp/t
Engine: HS.8B with 150hp
Max Speed: 193km/h


Nieuport 17 [France]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 84km/h
Power to Weight: 0.196hp/t
Engine: Le Rhône 9Ja with 110hp
Max Speed: 170km/h

SPAD S.VII [France]
Introduction: 1916
Stall Speed: 86km/h
Power to Weight: 0.213hp/t
Engine: HS.8Aa with 150hp
Max Speed: 193km/h

SPAD S.XIII [France]
Introduction: 1917
Stall Speed: 87km/h
Power to Weight: 0.234hp/t
Engine: HS.8Ba with 200hp
Max Speed: 211km/h


I went with Stall Speed since that's the best indicator on aircraft turning capability. The lower the stall speed the smaller the turn radius

The Power to Weight Ratio then comes into play how well the plane can sustain its energy and speed through turns. Obviously it's also an indicator of acceleration and rate of climb

Speed also matters, catching up to your foes or having the luxury of disengaging
 
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