|Designer||Illner & Gassner |
|Introduction||Feb 1916 |
|Number built||≤ 52 |
|Wingspan||14.0 m (46 ft) |
|Engine||160hp Daimler inline|
or rear flexible Schwarzlose
and/or 3×10 kg (22 lb) bombs
|Max Speed||122 km/h (76 mph) |
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:05 |
|Ceiling||5,000 m (16,400 ft) |
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 It was sluggish and unstable in windy weather, and it was withdrawn to training duties in the summer of 1916.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. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Aviatik B.III.
- Grosz, p.160.
- Lamberton, pp.212-213.
- Lamberton, p.20.
- Grosz'93, p.161.
- 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. ISBN 9780900435027