|Introduction||Sept 1917 |
|Number built||144 |
|Wingspan||11.2 m (36 ft 7 in) |
|Engine||185hp Daimler inline or|
220hp Benz inline
|Armament||rear flexible Schwarzlose and|
forward-firing Schwarzlose in VK canister[note 1]
|Max Speed||see table|
|Ceiling||3,600 m (11,800 ft)|
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. 
|Lloyd C.V Series|
|Lloyd||Series 46||185hp Daimler||Dec 1916||24||165 km/h (103 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:15 to 4:30|
|Series 46.25||185hp Daimler||Feb 1917||24|
|Series 46.5||220hp Benz(Mar)||Jan 1917||48||170 km/h (106 mph)||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:00|
|WKF||Series 82||220hp Benz(Mar)||Dec 1916||16||?||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:06|
|Series 82.17||220hp Benz(Mar)||Jan 1917||32|
For more information, see Wikipedia:Lloyd C.V.
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: wow
- Shapeways: wow
- On some planes only.
- The Benz engines were built by Marta, and they never achieved the reliability of the original German designs.
- Grosz, p.216.
- Lamberton, pp.212-213.
- Grosz, p.331.
- 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