Lloyd C.III

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Lloyd C.III
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Lloyd
Introduction Aug 1916
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 52
Developed from Lloyd C.II
Wingspan 14.0 m (45 ft 11 in) [1]
Engine 160hp Hiero inline
Armament rear flexible Schwarzlose MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 137 km/h (85 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:15[1] to 8:00[2]
Ceiling 3,500 m (11,500 ft)[1]

In August 1916 a Lloyd C.II with a 160hp Daimler engine was produced in the form of the Lloyd C.III. Eight were produced by Lloyd in the form of the Series 43, but another forty-four were produced by WKF in the form of the Series 43.5, which preceded it. The 43.5 series started appearing at the front in February 1916, and they served for a full year before being withdrawn from operational service.[3]

The C.III was a popular machine on the Italian front, able to withstand severe weather, and a few were flown on the Romanian Front in 1917.[4]

The Lloyd C.III(WKF) was an unexceptional aircraft and inferior to the contemporary Brandenburg C.I, and Daimler engines were often pirated from C.IIIs and installed in Brandenburgs. [5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lloyd C.II.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grosz'93, p.215.
  3. Grosz, p.214.
  4. Lamberton, p.26.
  5. Grosz, p.328.
Bibliography
  • Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.