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Ufag C.I

Austria-Hungary (1918)
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The Ufag C.I entered operational service in April of 1918 and featured a 230 horsepower Hiero engine.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Ufag C.I Reconnaissance Fighter / Fighter Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 4/11/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The Ufag C.I was a two-seat, single-engine biplane fighter serving the Austro-Hungarian Empire air services. The aircraft made its first appearance in April of 1918 and proved an excellent mount that it quickly warranted a quantitative production order for 284 examples to go along with the original eleven. Despite the large order, only 166 of these aircraft were delivered by October of 1918, with the war officially over by November. The C.I was initially fielded with the Fliks 47/F and Fliks 58/D. The Ufag C.I emerged from the Hansa-Brandenburg C.II design, essentially a successor to the preceding design.

Design of the Ufag C.i was conventional for the time. The biplane wings were of equal span and staggered with the upper assembly ahead of the lower. The wings featured single bays and parallel struts. The engine was fitted to the forward compartment of the slab-sided fuselage, powering a two-blade wooden propeller. The powerplant was a single Hiero 6-cylinder liquid-cooled in-line engine developing 230 horsepower. The pilot sat immediately behind the engine compartment and made use of one or two forward-facing 8mm synchronized machine guns. His observer was seated directly aft and manned a trainable 8mm machine gun of his own. The fuselage tapered into a conventional empennage with large-area horizontal planes and a small-area vertical tail. The undercarriage was fixed and made up of two main landing gear wheels and a tail skid. The landing wheels were situated under the engine compartment, just ahead of the lower wings, and braced with struts.

Performance specifications indicated a top speed of 118 miles per hour as well as a ceiling of 16,075 feet. Engine endurance was limited to 3 hours.

Phonix lent its production talents to the C.I, constructing at least 40 examples of the type.

Any available statistics for the Ufag C.I Reconnaissance Fighter / Fighter Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 120mph
Lo: 60mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (118mph).

    Graph average of 90 miles-per-hour.
Relative Operational Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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166


  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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National Origin: Austria-Hungary
Service Year: 1918
Classification Type: Reconnaissance Fighter / Fighter Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Ungarische Flugzeugfabrik (Ufag) - Austria
Production Units: 166
Global Operators:
Austria-Hungary
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Ufag C.I model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
23.62 ft


Meters
7.2 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
35.07 ft


Meters
10.69 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
9.58 ft


Meters
2.92 m


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
2,315 lb


Kilograms
1,050 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x Hiero 6-cylinder liquid-cooled inline engine developing 230 horsepower.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
118 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
190 kph


Knots
103 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
217 mi


Kilometers
350 km


Nautical Miles
189 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
16,076 ft


Meters
4,900 m


Miles
3.04 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

STANDARD:
1 OR 2 x 8mm forward-fixed machine guns
1 x 8mm machine gun in trainable rear cockpit mounting.
Supported Weapon Systems:

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Variants: Series Model Variants
• C.I - Base Series Designation