Aviatik B.II (Austro-Hungarian)
|Introduction||Sept 1914 |
|Number built||48 Series 32, 50 Series 34 |
|Wingspan||14.0 m (46 ft) |
|Engine||120hp Daimler inline or|
150hp Daimler inline
|Armament||20 kg (44 lb) to 60 kg (132 lb) of bombs|
S34: rear flexible Schwarzlose
|Max Speed||110 km/h (68 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:20|
1,200 m (3,940 ft) in 15:00
|Ceiling||2,500 m (8,200 ft) |
S34:5,000 m (16,400 ft) 
Forty-eight Austro-Hungarian Aviatik B.IIs were delivered between 1914 and December 1915 in a batch known as Series 32. They were based on the Aviatik Type P14, but they mounted 120hp Daimler engines, and some were upgraded to the 150hp model in August 1915. They were underpowered and struggled to reach an altitude above Italian small-arms fire. After being withdrawn from the front in September 1915, they served as trainers well into 1917.
A second batch, Series 34, was built in 1915 to fill the gap for Aviatik B.III delays. Series 34 planes used the 150hp-160hp Daimler engine. Deliveries started in September 1915, and -- unlike its predecessor -- the Series 34 planes were well-liked because they had sufficient power for their airframe. They served with sixteen Fliks until they were withdrawn in mid-1916 and relegated to training duties. 
Miniatures and Models
A German Aviatik Type P15 model will suffice.
- Grosz, p.158.
- Lamberton, pp.212-213.
- Lamberton, p.20.
- Grosz'93, p.160.
- Munson, p.32.
- 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.
- Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711