Aviatik-Berg C.I

Aviatik-Berg (Lohner) C.I - 1917
Aviatik-Berg (Lohner) C.I Ba 214 - 1917
Aviatik-Berg C.I (Lohner) - 1917
Aviatik-Berg (Lohner) C.I Ba 114 - 1917

In early 1917 the chief designer of this company, Julius von Berg designed the original multi-purpose airplane Aviatik-Berg CI. The C.I or "double Berg" was based on the D.I fighter. It used the same wings with a thin flexible profile, which varied depending on the speed of flight. Power was provided by either a 185 hp (138 kW) or 200 hp (149 kW) Austro-Daimler 6-cylinder water cooled in-line engine.
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Aviatik-Berg C.I
  • Type: Reconnaissance aircraft
  • National Origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer: Österreichische-Ungarische Flugzeugfabrik
  • First Flight: 1917
  • Primary User: KuKLFT
  • Number Built: Over 500
  • Power Plant:
    • Series 37, 47, 83, 91 and 114: 1× Austro-Daimler 6-cylinder water cooled in-line, 185 hp (138 kW)
    • Series 137, 183 and 214: 1× Austro-Daimler 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line, 200 hp (149 kW)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 7 in (8.40 m)
  • Length: 25 ft 11 in (7.60 m)
  • Empty Weight: 1433 lb (650 kg)
  • Take-off Weight: 1907 lb (865 kg)
  • Maximum Speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • Cruising Speed: 107 mph (172 km/h)
  • Ceiling: 6400 m 21000 ft
  • Time to Climb: m / min: 1000 / 3.5
  • Crew: 2
  • Armament: 1-2 × 0.315 in (8 mm) Schwarzlose machine gun

References

  1. Aviatik (Berg) C.I 1917 The Virtual Aircraft Museum http://www.aviastar.org/air/austria/aviatik_c-1.php
  2. Aviatik (Berg) C I Their Flying Machines http://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft25598.htm
  3. Green, William. Great Book of Fighters: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Every Fighter Aircraft Built and Flown Zenith Press (November 14, 2001) ISBN-10: 0760311943, ISBN-13: 978-0760311943
  4. Cowin, Hugh. German and Austrian Aviation of World War I: A Pictorial Chronicle of the Airmen and Aircraft that Forged German Airpower (Osprey Aviation Pioneers 3). Osprey 2000 ISBN 10: 1841760692 / 1-84176-069-2 ISBN 13: 9781841760698

Lloyd C.V

Lloyd C.V - 1917
Lloyd C.V

The Lloyd C.V was a reconnaissance aircraft produced in Austria-Hungary during the First World War. It was a departure from Lloyd's previous reconnaissance types, which had all been based on a pre-war design. The C.V was a more compact and streamlined aircraft with an unusual wing structure.

The design was fairly conventional, except for the interplane struts. These were arranged in two sets, front and rear, with the rear sets consisting of two struts per wing, and the forward sets of only one strut per wing. When viewed from the front of the aircraft, the rear struts formed a V-shape, converging to the point where they met the lower wings. From bottom wing to top, the single forward struts sloped inwards towards the centreline, matching the angle of the inboard rear struts. The fin was triangular and similar to the unit on earlier Lloyd designs, but featured an extension at the top of the rudder that reached over the top of the fixed part of the fin. With its curved leading edge and scalloped trailing edge, this rudder resembled the tail of a rooster.

The wings departed from the conventional structure of one or more spars surrounded by airfoil-shaped ribs and were built instead from ribs surrounded by longerons that stretched span-wise along the wings. This was all then covered in plywood sheeting. While this made for a strong, light structure, it also meant that repairs to damaged wings were difficult, and proved impossible to carry out in the field. Damaged aircraft were sent to depots for exchange. Another problem was that moisture trapped inside the wings had no way to escape quickly. This could cause the plywood skin to buckle or delaminate.
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Lloyd C.V
  • Role: Reconnaissance aircraft
  • National Origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer:
    • Ungarische Lloyd Flugzeug und Motorenfabrik
    • Wiener Karosserie und Flugzeugfabrik (WKF)
  • Designed By: Wizina and von Melczer
  • First Flight: 1917
  • Primary User: KuKLFT
  • Number Built: 144
  • Powerplant:
    • 1 × Hiero inline engine, 185 hp (138 kW)
    • 1 × inline Austro-Daimler engine 160 hp (120 kW)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
  • Wing Area: 355 ft² (33.0 m²)
  • Length: 22 ft 6 in (6.85 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 5 in (2.86 m)
  • Empty Weight: 1,900 lb (820 kg)
  • Gross Weight: 2,640 lb (1,200 kg)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • (Hiero) 111 mph (178 km/h)
    • (Austro-Daimler) 83 mph (133 km/h)
  • Range: 160 miles (250 km)
  • Service Ceiling: 16,400 ft (5,000 m)
  • Rate of Climb: 770 ft/min (3.9 m/s)
  • Crew: Two, pilot and observer
  • Armament:
    • Guns:
      1 × trainable 0.315 in (8 mm) Schwarzlose machine gun for observer
    • 1 × fixed, forward-firing 0.315 in (8 mm) Schwarzlose machine gun in overwing Type II VK gunpod
    • Bombs:
      200 lb (90 kg) of bombs

References

  1. Lloyd C.V. (2009, December 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:38, July 2, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lloyd_C.V&oldid=334771034
  2. Grosz, Peter M. (2002). "Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One". Colorado: Flying Machine Press.
  3. Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). "Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation". London: Studio Editions.