Lohner L

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Lohner L
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Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Lohner
Introduction second half 1915 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 108[2] - 160[1]
Variants Lohner M, Lohner R
Wingspan 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in) [3]
Engine 140hp Hiero or
140 or 180hp Daimler
Armament front flexible Schwarzlose
200 kg (440 lb)[3] of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 105 km/h (65 mph)[4][3]
Climb 3,000 ft (910 m) in 18:00[3]
3,280 ft (1,000 m) in 20:00[3]
Endurance 4:00 [4]

The Lohner Type L looked much like the earlier Lohner E, but it had a larger engine. Pilot and observer sat side-by-side, with the observer on the right with a rotating Schwarzlose. The Type L's were widely used in the Adriatic and over the Italian mainland. When a Type L was captured by the Italians in the summer of 1915, it was analyzed and led to the Macchi flying boats. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lohner L.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Munson, p.161.
  2. Angelucci, p.96.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Nowarra, pp.200-201.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Munson, p.88.
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070