Lohner Tl

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Lohner Type Tl
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Lohner
Designer Karl Paulal et al[1]
First flight Autumn 1915 [2]
Introduction Autumn 1915
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 74 [3]
Developed from Lohner T.I
Wingspan 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) [4]
Engine various 140-180hp inline engines [note 1]
Armament sometimes a flexible nose MG
Crew 2-3
Max Speed 94.7 km/h (59 mph)[4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 13:45[4]
Range 630 km (390 mi) [4]
Endurance 6:00 [4]

With the July 1915 order for Type T's, Lohner and UFAG took the opportunity to adjust the Lohner T.I design in an attempt for better performance, resulting in the Lohner Tl. ('l' stands for Leicht or "light".) The wingspans were shortened; a folding front windscreen was standardized; and a pair of struts was removed from each side. L81 had a ring-mounted Schwarzlose machine-gun in the nose but that addition was not standard. Later orders added armored seats, bomb shackles, and a feeder tank.[5]

They were completed by Lohner (20 planes) or more commonly UFAG with Lohner's help (66 planes).[4]

Like the T.I, the Tl was referred to as a Type L by the Austro-Hungarian Navy.

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Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

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Notes
  1. The most common engine was the unreliable 150hp Rapp.[4]
Citations
  1. Alegi'03, p.1.
  2. Alegi'03, p.2.
  3. Alegi'03, p.6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Alegi'03, p.40.
  5. Alegi'03, p.4.
Bibliography
  • Gregory Alegi, Windsock Datafile 99: Lohner TI/Macchi L1. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-902207-54-8