Brandenburg CC

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Brandenburg CC
Hansa Brandenburg CC A.45.jpg
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Designer Ernst Heinkel
First flight 1916
Introduction Feb 1917 [1]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 35 + 35 to 135[2][3]
Wingspan 9.30 m (30 ft 6 in) [4][5]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III or
185hp Austro-Daimler or
200hp Hiero
Armament (Germany) 2×fixed LMG08/15 or
(AH) 1-2×fixed Schwarzlose
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[6]-175 km/h (109 mph)[7][4][5]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00[7][4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 11:02[4]
Ceiling ~3,300 m (10,800 ft)[6]
Endurance 3:30[6][4][5]

The Brandenburg CC flying boat was named after the company's head Camillo Castiglioni. It borrowed the star-strut bracing of the Brandenburg D.I fighter. After testing by the German Navy, thirty five were ordered and delivered during 1917, with wing radiators and twin-Spandau guns.[1] Performance was good enough that two additional small series runs were ordered after the first, with modifications of longer hulls, top-wing radiators, and twin guns.[2]

Phönix built the plane for the Austro-Hungarian navy, and those models were armed with 1-2 Schwarzlose guns instead. The planes flew patrol over the Adriatic. At least 35 Austro-Hungarian CC's were built, and they were sometimes known as the Phönix A,[note 1][9] and sometimes the KDW (Kampf Doppeldecker Wasser)[8][note 2].[1] The KDW used a 185hp Austro-Daimler or 200hp Hiero engine in place of the Benz. Lamberton gives production numbers for Austro-Hungarian boats as 6 in 1916; 64 in 1917; and 65 in 1918.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg CC.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q1-18Q4 V B or A 15 11 5
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  1. Because they were built by Phönix and of Austria-Hungary's A-class flying boat fighters, not to be confused with Phönix's own design based on the Brandenburg W.18, the Phönix A.[8]
  2. Not to be confused with the Brandenburg KDW. And "D" seems unlikely to mean Doppeldecker for a triplane
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nowarra, p.50.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, p.16.
  3. Angelucci, p.96.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Angelucci, p.88.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.88.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gray, p.311.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Nowarra, p.22.
  9. Munson, p.164.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070