Lohner M

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Lohner M
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Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Lohner
Designer Karl Paulal
First flight 1914
Introduction Feb 1914[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 10[2]-15 [3]
Wingspan 13 m (42 ft 8 in) [3] [note 1]
Engine 85hp Hiero or 85-100hp Mercedes
Armament unarmed or 1 MG[3]
Crew 2
Max Speed 90 km/h (56 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph) [3]
Climb 500 m (1,640 ft) in 7.5-10
300 m (1,000 ft) in 19-25:00[3]
Ceiling 2,400 m (7,870 ft) to 2,500 m (8,200 ft) [3]
Range 300 km (190 mi) to 500 km (310 mi) [3]

The Lohner Type M was an Austro-Hungarian flying boat similar to the Lohner L. The first five were delivered by May 1914 and a subsequent order of six improved M2 (Mn) flying boats were delivered by October. Two somewhat larger Mk models were tested in early 1915 for the reconnaissance role. The last two Type Ms, the "MkN", were designed as mine-spotting aircraft, a role for which a larger aircraft was better suited, so they were relegated to training.

Type Ms were quite busy in the Adriatic in 1914 and early 1915. By spring the larger Lohner L started to take the brunt of the work and the Type Ms were moved to second-line missions, but they continued service until the last, M31, was retired in early 1917. [4]

They were built by the Royal Naval Dockyards at Pola.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lohner L.

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:144 Scale[edit]

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale[edit]

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Notes
  1. The Mk was slightly larger at 4.08 m (13.4 ft) wingspan.[3]
Citations
  1. Haddow, p.3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Haddow, p.32.
  4. Haddow, pp.3-29
Bibliography
  • George Haddow, Windsock Datafile 127: Lohner Type M. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2008. ISBN 1-902207-97-1
  • 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