|Introduction||Aug 1915 |
|Number built||48 Series 17; 16 Series 17.3; 9 Series 17.8 |
|Engine||150-185hp Daimler inline|
rear flexible Schwarzlose MG
|Max Speed||121 km/h (75 mph)|
|Climb||185hp Daimler: 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:50|
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 17:12[note 1]
The last of Lohner's Pfeilflieger (arrow flyer) designs, with their characteristic sweptback wings, was the Lohner B.VII of 1915. Twenty-four were delivered by Lohner as the Series 17 or Type J and an additional twenty-four were delivered by UFAG. The first of them were delivered in August 1915 and it was used for both observation and bombing. It was the first of the Lohner B-class aircraft with good performance at altitude, though the reliability of the 150hp Daimler was spotty. 
Sixteen of the Series 17.3 aircraft were built with the improved 160hp Daimler engine, with deliveries beginning in December 1915. Nine Series 17 machines were rebuilt with the 160hp Daimler and and observers gun on a pivot mount as the Series 17.8. The first 17.8 machine arrived at the front in February 1916. 
Lohner B.VIIs served until they could be replaced by the ubiquitous Brandenburg C.I.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Lohner B.VII.
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
|15Q3-17Q2||XD||- or -/B||12||9||7|
Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- With 160hp Daimler: climb of 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:41
- Grosz, p.43.
- Grosz'93, p.45.
- Grosz, p.45.
- Grosz, p.270.