Sablatnig C.I

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Sablatnig C.I
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Sablatnig
Introduction 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 5? [2]
Variants Sablatnig N.I
Engine 180hp Argus As.III inline
Armament front fixed LMG08/15[1]
flexible rear Parabellum [2][1]
300 kg (660 lb) of bombs [2]
Max Speed 120 km/h (75 mph) [3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 9:00[3]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 20:00[3]

From the analysis of orders and serial numbers, it appears that an order for fifty Sablatnig C.I two seaters was modified after the first five were completed and the rest were finished as the night bomber Sablatnig N.I. Given that the C.I was designed with lights in the upper wing, it may have been intended as a night bomber from the beginning, and it only was re-designated the N.I when given the more powerful Benz engine. [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sablatnig N.I.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lamberton, p.161.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Herris, p.24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.539.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Jack Herris, Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-935881-10-0