Phönix C.I
1917
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Phönix C.I

The Phönix works turned out 1,084 aeroplanes of 22 different types during World War I, starting with licence-built Albatros two-seaters, passing next to Brandenburg types and ending with aircraft of its own design.

The C.I was an ugly but functional two-seat armed-reconnaissance and general-purpose biplane, which became standardised equipment of the Austro-Hungarian air arm from 1917. In addition to reconnaissance it undertook artillery directing by wireless and, in an emergency, contour fighting and bombing (four 12kg or two 25kg bombs). It was on a C.I that the observer Leut Barwig brought down the leading Italian fighter pilot Maj Baracca. A total of 110 was built, powered by the 172kW Hiero engine: the first delivered on 2 March 1917 and the last on 1 October 1918. Armament comprised one forward-firing and one rear-mounted Schwarzlose machine-guns.


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Hiero, 172kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1105 kg2436 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11 m36 ft 1 in
    Length7.52 m25 ft 8 in
    Height2.95 m10 ft 8 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed180 km/h112 mph
    Ceiling5400 m17700 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 8mm machine-guns, 50kg of bombs

Comments
daxiong, 18.06.2011

Armament comprised one forward-firing and one rear-mounted Schwarzlose machine-guns.

, 18.06.2011

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