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Lohner C.I


Reconnaissance Biplane Fighter (1916)


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The Lohner was produced in two major versions - an armed and unarmed reconnaissance platforms.



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The Lohner C.I was nothing more than the armed version of the two-seat Lohner B.VII reconnaissance aircraft fielded by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War 1. The B.VII itself was a derivative (and improved form) of the pre-war B.I biplane series that spawned the B.II, B.III, B.IV, B.V and B.VI types. The B.VII became the definitive form of the two-seat platform and accepted into military service by August of 1915.

While some B.VII models were armed with machine guns once in the field, the C.I became a dedicated armed variant from the start and underwent production of some forty examples at Lohner and Ufag plants. The C.I was also given an engine cowling as opposed to the open-engine look of the preceding B.VII production models. Power was supplied from a single Austro-Daimler inline liquid-cooled engine of 160 horsepower. Armament was a single 8mm machine gun on a flexible mounting in the rear cockpit (seating was for two in tandem in an open-air cockpit).

Externally, the C.I sported biplane wing assemblies with sweep-back, double-bays and parallel struts with applicable cabling. The wings were staggered with the lower assembly positioned some distance aft of the upper. The forward fuselage was dominated by the large powerplant and cooling system to which the former powered a two-blade wooden propeller. The cockpit was situated ahead of amidships while the fuselage tapered sharply into a conventional empennage. The empennage sported a single vertical tail fin and swept-back horizontal planes. The undercarriage was a traditional affiar featuring two large main wheels and a tail skid.

Production of the C.I, like the B.VII, concluded in 1917 - surpassed by mounts of greater performance and firepower.

Specifications



Service Year
1916

Origin
Austria-Hungary national flag graphic
Austria-Hungary

Crew
2

Production
40
UNITS


Lohner - Vienna
National flag of Austria National flag of the Austro-Hungarian Empire National flag of Hungary Austria-Hungary
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.


Length
30.2 ft
(9.22 m)
Width/Span
44.2 ft
(13.46 m)
Height
10.7 ft
(3.25 m)
Empty Wgt
2,013 lb
(913 kg)
MTOW
2,998 lb
(1,360 kg)
Wgt Diff
+985 lb
(+447 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Lohner C.I production variant)
Installed: 1 x Austro-Daimler 6-cylinder liquid-cooled inline engine developing 160 horsepower.
Max Speed
85 mph
(137 kph | 74 kts)
Ceiling
11,483 ft
(3,500 m | 2 mi)
Range
112 mi
(180 km | 333 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
350 ft/min
(107 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Lohner C.I production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
STANDARD:
1 x machine gun in rear cockpit.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 180lbs of internally-held ordnance.


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0


B.I - Early War Model; unarmed
B.VII - Unarmed Model; fitted with Austro-Daimler engine of 150 or 160 horsepower; 73 examples produced; appearing August 1915.
C.I - Fitted with Austro-Daimler engine of 160 horsepowwer; armed with 1 x machine gun in rear cockpit (trainable mounting); engine cowling; 40 examples produced.


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