|Introduction||summer 1915 |
|Primary users|| Austria-Hungary|
|Developed from||Brandenburg FD|
|Engine||100hp Mercedes inline|
|Max Speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:40-8:00|
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. 
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. 
The B.I was intended as a trainer and Fischamend built over 355 of them in eleven series. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg B.I.
Timeline [note 1]
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Grosz'93, p.427.
- Grosz'93, p.312.
- Grosz'93, p.301.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.