• The Zeppelin Lindau C.I was a German single-engine two-seat biplane, designed by Claude Dornier and built by Zeppelin Lindau in World War I. Intended to investigate stressed-skin construction, it had an all-metal fuselage in which the Aluminium alloy skin was load bearing; the wings had aluminium alloy box spars but were fabric covered .

    The Zeppelin C I designed from Paul Jaray,(he became the chief design engineer for the aircraft building firm Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen, designing seaplanes. From 1915 Jaray worked at Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, located in the same town, concentrating on streamlining airships. Jaray designed the airship LZ 120 Bodensee on which airships such as the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, the LZ 129 Hindenburg and the LZ-130 were later based.) and built by Zeppelin Luftschiffbau in Friedrichshafen in the Autumn of 1917.

    General characteristics
    Crew: 2
    Length: 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)
    Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
    Height: 2.76 m (9 ft 1 in)
    Wing area: 25.82 m2 (277.9 sq ft)
    Empty weight: 728 kg (1,605 lb)
    Gross weight: 1,068 kg (2,355 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 ? Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder in-line water-cooled piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)
    Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propeller
    Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
    Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 4 minutes 30 seconds; 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 18 minutes; 5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 60 minutes 24 seconds
    Guns: 1x fixed forward-firing 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG08 Spandau machine-gun and 1x flexibly mounted 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun
    Zeppelin-Lindau C.II
    The Zeppelin-Lindau C.II was a German single-engine two-seat biplane built by Zeppelin-Lindau during World War I,first flight was March 18th 1918.
    II 1 1918
    It is less known that Zeppelin also built various types of aircraft. On the one hand, the Zeppelin factories constructed large multi-engine bomber aircraft, on the other hand, lighter double-decker aircraft were manufactured in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. All types were in common the powerful Maybach MbH luv engines with 240-260 hp. A year and a half after the end of the First World War, in the spring of 1920, a Swiss wholesaler in Friedrichshafen came across 19 brand-new Zepp LZ C-ll aircraft, which were manufactured in late 1918 but were never used. He had the machines dismantled and transported to Central Switzerland via Lake Constance in a secret lightning campaign. In October 1920, the Swiss Army acquired all 19 aircraft, which they transferred to D?bendorf and had assembled there. The robust Zepp aircraft were a welcome addition to the aircraft fleet for the air force and good business for the dealer. The Zepp served primarily as reconnaissance aircraft for long distances and for altitude training of pilots, since they could climb up to 8,500 m. Due to material fatigue, all Zepp machines were retired and liquidated in 1927.
    II 1 1918 1 28 Served The Swiis Till 1928
    Zeppelin LZ C II 2 808 Der Schweizer Luftwaffe 240 PS Am Boden In D Bendorf
    Zeppelin LZ C II 2 808 Der Schweizer Luftwaffe 240 PS Am Boden In D Bendorf 1
    Zepp LZ C II 2 Am Flugplatz D Bendorf 1920
    Zeppelin LZ C II 2 CH 812 Im Flug
    General characteristics
    Crew: 2
    Length: 7.93 m (26 ft 0 in)
    Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
    Height: 3.59 m (11 ft 9 in)
    Wing area: 31.20 m2 (335.8 sq ft)
    Empty weight: 988 kg (2,178 lb)
    Gross weight: 1,455 kg (3,208 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 ? Maybach Mb.IV 6-cylinder in-line water-cooled piston engine, 180 kW (240 hp)
    Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller
    Maximum speed: 200 km/h (120 mph, 110 kn)
    Cruise speed: 176 km/h (109 mph, 95 kn)
    Range: 480 km (300 mi, 260 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 5,100 m (16,700 ft)
    Rate of climb: 450 m/s (89,000 ft/min)
    Guns: 1 x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Spandau machine gun
    Bombs: 6 x 22 lb (10.0 kg) bombs


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