LVG B.I Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1915
Type: Unarmed Reconnaissance Scout / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (LVG) - Imperial Germany
Production Total: 100
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 27.23 feet (8.3 meters)
Overall Width: 39.76 feet (12.12 meters)
Overall Height: 9.68 feet (2.95 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,601 lb (726 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,370 lb (1,075 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Mercedes D.I liquid-cooled inline piston engine developing 100 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 65 mph (105 kph; 57 knots)
Maximum Range: 261 miles (420 km)
Armament / Mission Payload
Global Operators / Customers
Imperial Germany; Imperial Russia
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
B.I - Initial Production Model; fitted with Mercedes D.I series engine of 100 horsepower.
B.II - Improved B.I; fitted with Mercedes D.II series engine of 120 horsepower.
B.III - Two-Seat Trainer; reinforced throughout