L.V.G. C.II
1915
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L.V.G. C.II

During the early months of World War I, German manufacturer Luft-Verkehrs Gesellschaft produced a small series of unarmed B-type two-seat observation aircraft; these formed the basis for the C-type armed reconnaissance aircraft, introduced in the spring of 1915. The C.I was followed by the C.II, built in substantial numbers and used for light bombing as well as visual and photographic reconnaissance. One aircraft carried out a daylight bombing attack on London on 28 November 1916, dropping six 10kg bombs on Victoria railway station (the actual target was the Admiralty). It suffered engine failure on the way home and was forced to land near Boulogne; the crew was captured. An enlarged version of the C.II, the C.IV, appeared in 1916, with a 220hp Mercedes D.IV engine.

L.V.G. C.II


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 160hp Mercedes D.lll 6-cylinder liquid-cooled in-line engine
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1405 kg3098 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.85 m42 ft 2 in
    Length8.10 m27 ft 7 in
    Height2.93 m10 ft 7 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed130 km/h81 mph
    Ceiling5000 m16400 ft
 ARMAMENT1-2 x 7.5mm machine-guns

Comments
loupan, 18.06.2011

It suffered engine failure on the way home and was forced to land near Boulogne; the crew was captured. An enlarged version of the C.II, the C.IV, appeared in 1916, with a 220hp Mercedes D.IV engine.

, 18.06.2011

the crew was captured. An enlarged version of the C.II

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