The Fokker M.5. was inspired by the Morane-Saulnier fighters.
It was a mid-wing monoplane, flown first in mid-1914.
The M.5. was of mixed construction, with a steel-tube fuselage and wooden wings, the constructional method that would remain typical for Fokker aircraft.
It was sold to the Prussian army as the Fokker A.2. and Fokker A.3. and was developed into the Fokker E.1.