L.V.G. C.I

From Wings of Linen
L.V.G. C.I
Role Reconnaissance/Trainer
Manufacturer L.V.G.
Introduction early summer 1915[1]
Primary user Germany
Wingspan 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in) [2]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III
Armament rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)[3]

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. [4]

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

Timeline [note 1]


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  2. Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  3. Gray, p.474.
  4. Munson, p.117.
  • 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. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711