Sablatnig N.I

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Sablatnig N.I
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Role Night Bomber
Manufacturer Sablatnig
Introduction summer 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 45? [1]
Developed from Sablatnig C.I
Wingspan 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Benz Bz.IV inline [1]
Armament flexible rear Parabellum
300 kg (660 lb) of bombs
Max Speed 125 km/h (78 mph)[3][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:00[3][2]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 59:00 [3][2]
Ceiling 13,100 ft (4,000 m) [2]
Range 500 km (310 mi) [2]

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. Servo tabs were added to the top wing to reduce pilot fatigue, and the landing lights of the C.I were moved to the bottom wing. Skids on the lower wings helped reduce damage during tricky night landings. They served in ones and twos in various two-seater units, performing night bombing duties without a lot of fanfare. Like the A.E.G. N.I, they were never found in large numbers, as the Germans seemed to prefer twin-engine night bombers like the A.E.G. G types, Friedrichshafens, and Gothas.[1]

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

Timeline [note 1]

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.543.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • Jack Herris, Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-935881-10-0
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027