|Unit: FLIK 8
During the early years of war, the Fokker Aircraft corporation at Schwerin, Germany, was an important supplier to the Austro-Hungarian air service. The Fokker B.I - Fokker designations M.7 and M.10 - was first flown in 1915 by the Austro-Hungarian Fliegertruppen as a light reconnaissance aircraft and later as a basic and secondary trainer. Their pilots praised it for its tractable and safe flight characteristics. The LFT - LuftFahrTruppen - purchased a total of 39 B.I biplanes. The unarmed B.I saw service in the Balkans with FLIK - FLIegerKompanie - 6, on the Eastern Front with FLIKs 14, 25,and 27, on the Isonzo frontline with FLIKs 6,8,12 and 19 and in Carinthia and Tyrol with FLIKs 16 and 17. The profile shows Fokker B.I 03.19, a type M.10. This aircraft probably served with FLIK 8 at Haidenschaft airfield on the Isonzo front in 1915 and 1916.
Artist: © Mikhail Bykov