Aviatik Type P14

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Aviatik P14
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Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Aviatik
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Engine 85hp Argus As.0 inline or
100hp Argus As.1 inline or
100hp Mercedes D.I inline[1]
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)[2] to
105 km/h (65 mph)[3]
Climb 1,200 m (3,940 ft) in 15:00[3]

Before the war, Aviatik produces a set of unarmed two-seaters including the P13, Aviatik P14, and P15, with a variety of minor modifications and either the 100hp Mercedes D.I or the 120hp Mercedes D.II engines. Retroactively these were renamed Aviatik B.I and B.II airplanes, though it's not clear whether the name was directly associated with the engine type or whether the classification was more ad hoc. Aviatik B-types served from the start of the war and only started to be replaced in mid-1915 by the similar (but armed) Aviatik C.I. In both the B-types and the C.I, the pilot took the rear seat and the observer sat under the wing.

Austria-Hungary purchased seven Aviatik B.I Series 31 and 31.7 planes before the war and another twenty-five after the outbreak of the war. Most of them were P14s but at least three were P15s. The B.I was used wit four Fliks on the Russian front and two on the Serbian front, where they served until moving to training duties in 1915. Some were refitted with the 120hp Daimler engine. [4]

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

Timeline [note 1][edit]

Game Data[edit]

Wings of Glory[edit]

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
14Q2-16Q1 XB - 11 13 ?

Miniatures and Models[edit]

An Aviatik Type P15 model makes a fine substitute.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. Data for all German Aviatik B-types combined
Citations
  1. Herris, p.10.
  2. Grosz'93, p.388.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Grosz'03, p.32.
  4. Grosz'93, p.387.
Bibliography
  • Jack Herris. Aviatik Aircraft of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-22-3
  • 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.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 102: Aviatik B-Types. Great Britain, Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-902207-57-2