Phönix C.I

Phönix C-1 - 1918
Phönix C.I

The Phönix C.I was an Austro-Hungarian First World War reconnaissance and general-purpose Biplane built by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke.

The Phönix C.I was the first original design developed by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke It was based on the Hansa-Brandenburg C.II that Phönix were building under licence. A conventional biplane with a rear fuselage/tailplane similar to aircraft designed by Ernst Heinkel. The C.I had a fixed trailskid landing gear and was powered by a Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston engine, it had two tandem open cockpits for the pilot and observer/gunner. The company built 110 C.Is and then entered service with the KuKLFT in early 1918. After the First World War 30 aircraft were built by the Swedish Army engineering department but they were fitted with a 220 hp (164 kW) Benz inline engine.

Phönix C.I
  • Role: Reconnaissance and General-Purpose Biplane
  • National origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer: Phönix Flugzeug-Werke
  • Introduced: 1918
  • Retired: 1920s
  • Primary User: KuKLFT
  • Number Built: 140
  • Length: 24 ft 8 in (7.52 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 8¼ in (2.95 m)
  • Gross Weight: 2436 lb (1105 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston, 230 hp (172 kW)
  • Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)
  • Endurance: 3 hours 50 min
  • Service Ceiling: 17715 ft (5400 m)
  • Crew: 2
  • Armament: 2 × 8 mm Schwarzlose machine guns (one synchronised forward-firing and one on a mount in rear cockpit)

References

  1. Phönix C.I. (2010, September 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:40, March 25, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ph%C3%B6nix_C.I&oldid=385776342
  2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.