19 January 1916 – Junkers J1 flies high

Following the short flight yesterday , Leutnant Mallinckrodt took the J1 up for a “high performance” flight test. This consisted of a 7 km (4.3 mi) course, at varying altitudes from 200–300 m (660–980 ft). Mallinckrodt managed to get the J1 up to a top speed of 170 km/h (110 mph). The J1 is considered fast but the steel structure is quite heavy and gives a poor rate of climb – which is important in a combat aircraft.

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