L.V.G. C.I

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L.V.G. C.I
LVG C1 trainer.jpg
Role Reconnaissance/Trainer
Manufacturer L.V.G.
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Wingspan 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in) [1]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III
Armament rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)[2]

When it became obvious that two-seaters needed to defend themselves, L.V.G. like other manufacturers took their B-class aeroplane and give it a minor facelift. The L.V.G. C.I may have been the first German plane to provide the observer with a Parabellum on a Schneider-ring mounting. Only limited production was undertaken for the C.I. [3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:LVG C.II.

Timeline [note 1][edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
Citations
  1. Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  2. Gray, p.474.
  3. Munson, p.117.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • 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