Hansa-Brandenburg C.I

Hansa-Brandenburg C.I - 1916
Hansa-Brandenburg C.I - 1916
Hansa-Brandenburg C.I - 1916
Hansa-Brandenburg C.I - 1916

The Hansa-Brandenburg C.I was a 2-seater armed single-engine reconnaissance biplane The C.I had several similarities with the earlier B.I, including inward-sloping interplane bracing struts. Like other early-war Austro-Hungarian reconnaissance aircraft, such as C-types of Lloyd or Lohner, the Hansa-Brandenburg C.I had a communal cockpit for its crew. Both the Hansa-Brandenburg C.I and B.I were designed by Ernst Heinkel, who worked at that time for Hansa-Brandenburg in Germany.

The C.I served in reconnaissance, artillery observation and light bombing duties from early spring 1916 to the end of World War I. The aircraft had good handling characteristics. The introduction of more powerful engines improved its performance enabling the C.I to continue service on the front-lines of the Eastern Front.
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Hansa-Brandenburg C.I
  • Type: Reconnaissance aircraft
  • National Origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer: Hansa-Brandenburg
  • Designed by : Ernst Heinkel
  • Entered Service: 1916
  • Number Built: 1318
  • Primary User: KuKLFT
  • Powerplant: 1 × Austro-Daimler water-cooled in-line, 160 hp (120 kW)
  • Wingspan: 43 ft 03/8 in (13.12 m)
  • Wing area: 468 ft² (43.46 m²)
  • Length: 26 ft 10¾ in (8.20 m)
  • Loaded weight: 2,332 lb (1,060 kg)
  • Maximum speed: 78 mph (125 km/h) at sea level
  • Service ceiling: 19,000 ft (5,800 m)
  • Wing loading: (kg/m²)
  • Endurance: 3 hours
  • Crew: 2, pilot and observer
  • Armament:
    • Guns: 1 or 2 × 0.315 in (8 mm) Schwarzlose machine gun(s)
    • Bombs: Up to 100 kg (220 lb) of bombs

References

  1. Hansa-Brandenburg C.I. (2010, May 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:35, July 2, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hansa-Brandenburg_C.I&oldid=360036356
  2. Munson, Kenneth - "Bombers, Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft 1914 - 1919" ISBN 0 7537 0918 X