L.V.G. C.VI

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L.V.G. C.VI
LVG C.VI.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer L.V.G.
Designer Willi Sabersky-Müssigbrodt[1]
First flight Jan 1918[2]
Introduction early summer 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built ~1000[3]
Developed from L.V.G. C.V
Wingspan 13.0 m (42 ft 9 in) [4]
Engine 200hp Benz Bz.IV inline
Armament sync. LMG08/15
flexible rear Parabellum
110 kg (250 lb)[4] of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)[5][6] - 190 km/h (118 mph)[4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00[5]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:00[5]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:00[5]
6,000 m (19,700 ft) in 40:00[4]
Ceiling 6,500 m (21,300 ft)[5][6][4]
Endurance 3:30 [5][6]

Luft-Verkehrs Gesellschaft m.b.H. (L.V.G.) produced aircraft throughout the war, including the excellent L.V.G. C.V of 1917. The LVG C.VI was a refinement of that aircraft, using the same Benz Bz.IV engine. Servicing was simplified and the view from the cockpit was improved. It was found to be an excellent two-seater, and roughly 1,000 were produced. 400 were in service in August 1918.[3]

Austria-Hungary placed a provisional order for fifty C.VIs, to be refitted with 230hp Hiero engines. The Phönix C.I was found to be more capable, though, and the order was cancelled in August 1918. [7]

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

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q2-18Q4 J B/B 16 11 6

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[8]
Citations
  1. Grosz'89, p.3.
  2. Grosz'89, p.5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.179.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Gray, p.182.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.41.
  7. Grosz'93, p.450.
  8. 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, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • P. M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 17: LVG C.VI. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1989. ISBN 0-948414-21-9
  • 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