The D.V experienced a recurrence of the wing failures (previously suffered by the D.III) as early as May 1917. Four hundred more D.Vs were ordered, nevertheless, in May 1917 and 300 in July, after which the Idflieg terminated production in favor of the D.Va which reverted to the D.III-type aileron control cable arrangement (the only external difference between the D.V and D.Va) and was reinforced throughout.
The last Albatros fighter to see operational use in WW I, the D.Va arrived at the Front in October 1917, by which time 1,612 fighters of this version had been ordered. Service of the D.Va peaked in May 1918 when there were 928 (plus 131 D.V models) in operational use.
Span: 29 ft 8.3 in (9.05 m)
Length: 24 ft 0.58 in (7.33 m)
Height: 8 ft 10.3 in (2.70 m)
Wing area: 228.19 sq.ft (21.2 sq.m)
Weight empty: D.V - 1,367 lb (620 kg), D.Va - 1,515 lb (687 kg)
Loaded weight: D.V - 1,878 lb (852 kg), D.Va - 2,066 lb (937 kg)
Max speed: 103 mph (165 kmh)
Climb: to 3,281 ft (1,000 m) 4 min, to 16,404 ft (5,000 m) 35 min
Endurance: 2 hr