Lohner B.VII

From Wings of Linen
Lohner B.VII
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Lohner
Introduction Aug 1915 [1]
Primary user Austria-Hungary
Number built 48 Series 17; 16 Series 17.3; 9 Series 17.8 [1]
Engine 150-185hp Daimler inline
Armament none or
rear flexible Schwarzlose MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 121 km/h (75 mph)[2]
Climb 185hp Daimler: 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:50[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 17:12[2][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. [1]

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. [3]

UFAG built twenty-four Lohner B.VII(U) using the 150hp Daimler (MAG) engines, but the engines were so unreliable the plane was withdrawn from the front lines and used only for training. [4]

Lohner B.VIIs served until they could be replaced by the ubiquitous Brandenburg C.I.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lohner B.VII.

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
15Q3-17Q2 XD - or -/B 12 9 7

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. With 160hp Daimler: climb of 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:41[2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Grosz, p.43.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Grosz'93, p.45.
  3. Grosz, p.45.
  4. Grosz, p.270.
  • 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.