Brandenburg B.I

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Brandenburg B.I
Hansa-Brandenburg B.I, Budapest (2).jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Introduction summer 1915 [1]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from Brandenburg FD
Engine 100hp Mercedes inline
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 120 km/h (75 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:40[2]-8:00[1]

Also known as the Type LDD, the Brandenburg B.I was ordered in large numbers by Austria-Hungary. One hundred and two B.I's were ordered as Series 05.1. While the plane was intended for training, it served with ten Fliks on the Russian Front in summer 1915 and a few also served in Italy. It was a reliable machine without major faults. [1]

Fischamend converted or overhauled several 0.51 B.I biplanes to dual-control trainers as Brandenburg B.I(Fd) Series 06.5. A total of 355 were built or rebuilt by Fischamend before the war ended. [3]

The B.I was intended as a trainer and Fischamend built over 355 of them in eleven series. [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg B.I.

Timeline [note 1]


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Grosz'93, p.427.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Grosz'93, p.312.
  3. Grosz'93, p.301.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • 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.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.