Lebed 12

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Lebed 12
Lebeď XII (Rossia).jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Lebed
First flight 28 Dec 1915[1] to Jan 1916 [2]
Introduction autumn 1916[1]
Primary user Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built 214[3]-218 [2]
Wingspan 13.15 m (43 ft 2 in) [4][5]
Engine 130-160hp Salmson radial
Armament rear flexible Colt MG
68 kg (150 lb) to 91 kg (200 lb) of bombs [6][4][5]
Crew 2
Max Speed 126 km/h (78 mph)[4] - 134 km/h (83 mph)[6][4][5]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:00[6]
6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 22:00[4][note 1]
2,500 m (8,200 ft) in 35:00[6]
Ceiling 11,500 ft (3,500 m)[6][4][5][note 2]
Endurance 3:00 [6][4][5][note 3]

Russia's V.A. Lebedev Joint-Stock Aeronautics Company (Lebed) produced a variety of machines in small quantities until they hit upon success with the Lebed 12, a two-seater powered by a Salmson nine-cylinder radial engine. 225 were ordered in July, 1916, of which about 218 were delivered.[2] Early production problems delayed introduction until autumn, and even after arriving at the front, it was difficult to fly.[1]

The V.V. Slyusarenko Aviation Company of Petrograd produced twenty Lebed 12s.[7]

The Lebed 12bis was an identical airframe re-engined with a 150hp Hispano-Suiza V8, and two were built in 1917.[8]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lebed XII.

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q1-18Q1 XD -/B 13 9 ?

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1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

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Notes
  1. 28:00 with 140hp engine[4]
  2. 9,800 ft (3,000 m) with 140hp engine.[4]
  3. 3:30 with 140hp engine.[4]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Angelucci, p.92.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Durkota, p.366.
  3. Lamberton, p.177.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Lamberton, pp.228-229.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Angelucci, p.81.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Durkota, p.369.
  7. Durkota, p.332.
  8. Durkota, p.370.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027