Lloyd C.V

From Wings of Linen
Lloyd C.V
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Lloyd
Introduction Sept 1917 [1]
Primary user Austria-Hungary
Number built 144 [1]
Wingspan 11.2 m (36 ft 7 in) [2]
Engine 185hp Daimler inline or
220hp Benz inline
Armament rear flexible Schwarzlose and
forward-firing Schwarzlose in VK canister[note 1]
Crew 2
Max Speed see table
Climb see table
Ceiling 3,600 m (11,800 ft)[2]
Endurance 2:00 [2]

Orders for 144 Lloyd C.V aircraft came in several batches: the Series 46 from Lloyd with the 185hp Daimler, the Series 46.5 with the 220hp Benz, and the Series 82 from WKF, also with the Benz. [note 2] Production was slow, especially since the engines were needed elsewhere, and hopes for a February delivery stretched out until autumn. Wood veneer-skinned wings with no spars gave the Lloyd C.V strong construction when new and intact, but combat damage or condensation could lead to delamination. While fairly fast and maneuverable, its scant two-hour fuel supply left little flexibility in mountainous terrain.

Series 46.5 machines arrived in late 1917 and was found to be a bit touchy to fly. Many Lloyd C.Vs were relegated to communication or training duties rather than flight over the front lines. Several were sent to the less-demanding Russian front. [1]

Lloyd C.V Series[1]
ManufacturerSeriesEngineOrder DateBuiltSpeedClimb
LloydSeries 46185hp DaimlerDec 191624165 km/h (103 mph)[4]1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:15[4] to 4:30[2]
Series 46.25185hp DaimlerFeb 191724
Series 46.5220hp Benz(Mar)Jan 191748170 km/h (106 mph)[4]1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00[4]
WKFSeries 82220hp Benz(Mar)Dec 191616?1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:06[4]
Series 82.17220hp Benz(Mar)Jan 191732

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lloyd C.V.

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q2-17Q4 K B/B 14 11 5

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:200 Scale

1:350 Scale


  1. On some planes only.
  2. The Benz engines were built by Marta, and they never achieved the reliability of the original German designs.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Grosz, p.216.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  3. Grosz, p.331.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Grosz'93, p.220.
  • 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027