|Developed from||L.V.G. B.II|
|Wingspan||12.51 m (41 ft 1 in)|
|Engine||120hp Mercedes D.II inline|
|Max Speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
|Climb||3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 28:00|
While the L.V.G. B.III was intended as a trainer, a small number found their way to the front in late 1915.
According to Grey, the L.V.G. B.III (Schül) version was developed in 1917 for training, rather than 1915, so there is a little bit of a mystery about the dates. Perhaps the B.III design was revived in 1917 for training purposes; perhaps the 1917 date was a misprint. It was built by both L.V.G. and Schütte-Lanz.
For more information, see Wikipedia:LVG B.I.
Timeline [note 1]
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Gray'87, p.473.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.