Aviatik B.III

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Aviatik B.III
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Aviatik
Designer Illner & Gassner [1]
Introduction Feb 1916 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built ≤ 52 [1]
Wingspan 14.0 m (46 ft) [2]
Engine 160hp Daimler inline
Armament none
or rear flexible Schwarzlose[3]
and/or 3×10 kg (22 lb) bombs[3]
Crew 2
Max Speed 122 km/h (76 mph) [4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:05 [4]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft) [2]

Though it was first ordered in April 1915, long delays and aerodynamic troubles delayed the Aviatik B.III for many months, and first front-line deliveries did not occur until February 1916 when it was assigned to six Fliks on the Eastern Front. It was sluggish and unstable in windy weather, and it was withdrawn to training duties in the summer of 1916. It was Aviatik Series 33. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Aviatik B.III.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Grosz, p.160.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lamberton, p.20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Grosz'93, p.161.
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.