Zeppelin C.II

From Wings of Linen
Zeppelin C.II
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Zeppelin-Staaken
Designer Paul Jaray[1]
First flight winter 1917
Primary users Germany
Produced 20 [1]
Developed from Zeppelin C.I
Wingspan 12 m (39 ft 4 in)[1]
Engine 240hp Maybach Mb.IV[1]
Max Speed 200 km/h (124 mph)[1]
Climb 5,000 m (16,400 ft) in 33:00[1]

The Zeppelin C.II was a variant of the C.I with unbalanced tail surfaces and an all-metal skin. Six were built during the winter of 1917-18 and twenty had been completed by the Armistice. It is not clear whether they were used operationally by Germany. They were originally scheduled to be destroyed, but they were instead sold to Switzerland, where they were used until 1928.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Gray'87, p.581.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.