• The LVG C.V was a reconnaissance aircraft produced in large numbers in Germany during World War I.
    Design and development
    The C.V was a conventional two-bay biplane design of its day, with unstaggered wings of equal span and tandem, open cockpits for the pilot and observer. The ailerons, fitted only to the upper wing, featured aerodynamic balances that extended past the wingtips. The fuselage was a semi-monocoque construction skinned in wood.

    Following the war, some C.Vs were used as civil transports, while some 150 machines captured by Polish forces were put to use by the Polish army. Other post-war users included Russia,Switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia; together operating about 30 aircraft.

    LVG CV
    LVG CV Am Boden In D Bendorf
     Moritzersee Dahinter Das Palace Hotel
    LVG C V Swiss
    General characteristics
    Crew: Two, pilot and observer
    Length: 8.07 m (26 ft 6 in)
    Wingspan: 13.60 m (44 ft 7 in)
    Height: 3.36 m (10 ft 0 in)
    Wing area: 40.5 m2 (436 sq ft)
    Empty weight: 1,009 kg (2,220 lb)
    Gross weight: 1,505 kg (3,311 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV , 150 kW (200 hp)
    Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph, 92 kn)
    Endurance: 3 hours 30 minutes
    Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
    Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)
    1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15
    1 × trainable,rearward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14
    40 kg (90 lb) bombs

  • LVG C.VI
    The aircraft was designed by Willy Sabersky-Müssigbrodt and developed by Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (LVG) in 1917. The C.VI was a further development of the C.V, which Sabersky-Müssigbrodt had made for his former employer DFW. It was lighter, smaller and aerodynamically refined, although its fuselage seemed more bulky. It was a biplane of mixed, mostly wooden construction. It featured a semi-monocoque fuselage, plywood covered. Rectangular wings of wooden and metal construction, canvas covered. Upper wing of slightly greater span, shifted some 25 cm (10 in) towards front. Vertical fin plywood covered, rudder and elevators of metal frame canvas covered, stabilizers (tailplanes) of wooden frame canvas covered. Straight uncovered engine in the fuselage nose, with a chimney-like exhaust pipe. Two-blade Benz wooden propeller, 2.88 m (9.45 ft) diameter. Flat water radiator in central section of upper wing. Fixed conventional landing gear, with a straight common axle and a rear skid. Aircraft were equipped with a radio (morse;send only); transmissions were by means of an antenna which could be lowered below the aircraft when needed. The crew had parachutes and heated flying suits. A total of 1,100 aircraft of the type were manufactured.

    Post-war several C.VIs with passenger cabins aft of the open cockpit were converted by Raab-Katzenstein as the LVG P.I, LVG P.II and alternatively Raab-Katzenstein RK-8 Marabu.
    Operational service
    Most LVG C.VIs were used by the German military aviation in last operations of World War I, mostly on Western Front, for close reconnaissance and observation.

    After the war, Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) used several C.VIs to provide mail and passenger transport service. The Polish Air Force used several aircraft during the Polish-Soviet war, one left by the Germans, another completed from parts in 1920 and several more bought abroad.

    Suomen ilmailuliikenne Oy purchased two C.VIs in 1923, from a Swedish airline that had gone bankrupt in 1922, becoming the predecessor to Aero O/Y and Finnair.

    The Finnish Air Force purchased two aircraft;one destroyed in a spin in Santahamina in 1923, the other used until the end of 1924.

    More than 20 were used by Lithuania, two of which survived until 1940.

    Three were used in Czechoslovakia, two in Switzerland (1920–1929) and several in the USSR.
    Today, there are three surviving C.VIs. One is currently being restored at the RAF Museum in Cosford, one is on display at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History in Belgium and the third one is at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace in Paris.
    VI Lithuanian Air Force
    LVG C VI
    LVG C VI Swedish
    Specifications (C.VI)
    General characteristics
    Crew: 2
    Length: 7.45 m (24 ft 5 in)
    Wingspan: 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
    Height: 2.85 m (9 ft 4 in)
    Wing area: 37 m2 (400 sq ft)
    Empty weight: 945 kg (2,083 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 1,390 kg (3,064 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 147 kW (197 hp)
    Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller
    Maximum speed: 170 km/h (110 mph, 92 kn)
    Range: 400 km (250 mi, 220 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
    Rate of climb: 4.17 m/s (821 ft/min)
    Maximum speed: 170 km/h (110 mph, 92 kn)
    Range: 400 km (250 mi, 220 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
    Rate of climb: 4.17 m/s (821 ft/min)

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