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ГАНЗА-БРАНДЕНБУРГ B-I/C-I / HANSA-BRANDENBURG B-I/C-I

  Цельнодеревянный двухстоечный биплан со смешанной обшивкой. Фюзеляж покрыт фанерой, крылья и оперение - полотном. Капоты алюминиевые. Характерной внешней особенностью аппарата были "заваленные" вовнутрь стойки бипланной коробки.
  Самолет разработан Эрнстом Хейнкелем в конце 1915 года, вскоре после перехода с фирмы Альбатрос Флюгцойгверк на фирму Ганза-Бранденбург.
  Аэроплан получился вполне удачным, однако Ганза-Бранденбург, специализировавшаяся на гидропланах, не приняла новинку, предпочтя продать лицензию на выпуск машины австрийцам.
  Уже в начале 1916-го серийное производство "Бранденбурга" (для краткости первую часть названия обычно отбрасывали) развернулось на венской фирме Феникс и будапештской UFAG.
  Выпускались две модификации: C-I - основная и B-I - уменьшенных размеров без вооружения. Как правило их называли просто "большой Бранденбург" и "маленький Бранденбург", причем "маленькие Бранденбурги" применялись главным образом в летных школах.
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Brandenburg FD (BI)
  A development of the type D, this aircraft featured the inward-sloping interplane struts to be seen for so long afterwards in the Austro-Hungarian Brandenburg two-seater C types. The tail surfaces were also considerably revised. Aircraft of this type were operated by the flying school of Hanseatische Flugzeug-Werke, Caspar Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttel, and three aircraft went to Austria. Engine, 110 h.p. Benz III. Span, 13.128 m. (43 ft. 0 7/8 in.). Length, 8.45 m. (27 ft. 8 7/8 in.). Height, 2.96 m. (9 ft. 8 1/2 in.). Area, 43.45 sq.m. (469 sq.ft.).


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Brandenburg Type FD (German B.I)

  The Type FD was a development of the D with revised tail surfaces. This two-seat reconnaissance aircraft had inward-sloping interplane struts that were to be a feature of future Brandenburg aircraft. The Type FD could have two- or three-bay wings. The FD had a divided tailplane, Albatros fashion, with the fuselage separating the two sections of the tailplane. Brandenburg adopted a horizontal tailplane that was in one piece and rested on top of the fuselage. The Type LDD was the machine given the Austro-Hungarian B.I designation and the existence of two different B.I biplanes has caused confusion in many publications. Gray & Thetford give the designation B.I to the Type FD as does the Typenschau under the entry for the Phonix B.I.
  The number of Type FD biplanes purchased by the German Army in 1914 is given as nine, although some sources state only eight. Apparently some of these machines had no military numbers and were probably the property of Brandenburg and were used at the Caspar Flying School at Fuhlsbuttel. (8) However this may be a confusion of the LDD (B.I) biplanes supplied to that school.
  Four ex-German Army FD machines were supplied to Austria-Hungary and were given the serials 05.01 to 05.04. The Austro-Hungarian LFT complained that the 05.04 was shoddily built, and this confirms the German Army's experience with Brandenburg products, that service refusing to purchase any more of the company's aircraft. The LFT quartet were refurbished and ended their days as trainers.

(8) These Militar Fliegerschulen were conducted by private firms working under an official Idflieg program. The school was in charge of an officer who made sure that the curriculum was strictly adhered to.The school had to provide board and lodging to the pupils and the course lasted from four to six weeks, although it often took longer due to weather, lack of aircraft, and other factors. For each successful pupil the school received 8,000 marks. Handbook of German Military and Naval Aviation (War) 1914-1918, Originally issued by British Air Ministry, reprint by IWM & Battery Press, 1995.

Brandenburg FD Specifications
Source Typenschau Gray & Thetford Grosz Data 05.01
Span, m 13.12/12.32 13.128 14.50
Length, m 8.20 8.45 9.40
Height, m - 2.96 3.00
Wing Area 43.46 m2 43.45 m2 46 m2
Weight (empty) - - 790 kg
Max Speed - - 90 km/hr
Motor 100-hp Argus 110-hp Benz III 100-hp Mercedes
Note: With the exception of the motor, the Typenschau gives exactly the same dimensions for the Phonix B.I that it states was the FD built under license. The motor is quoted as a 100-hp Austro Daimler. This volume gives the same specifications for the FD, LDD, and DD in the Brandenburg section indicating that these machines are confused in this publication even though it was produced by the Heinkel Company.
  
  
Brandenburg Type LDP (Austro-Hungarian B.I)

  The Type LDD tractor biplane was the last Brandenburg design of 1914 and placed the pilot in the front cockpit for the first time. The design was refined from the Type FD with wooden engine mounts replacing the steel mount of the FD and further design refinements to the aircraft's structure. The prototype was sent to Austro-Hungary for evaluation and as the performance proved satisfactory it was ordered in large numbers as the B.I (Series 05.1). In addition it was licence built at the Fliegerarsenal Flugzeugwerke at Fischamend (Series 76, 176 and 276). After service as an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft on the Russian and Italian Fronts the type was used as a trainer. Modified to dual control, it was continually refined and was to continue in production for the rest of the war. Post-war small numbers ended up in the air forces of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia.
  Of the 102 constructed by Brandenburg, 16 were delivered to the Brandenburg flying School near Hamburg. Approximately 400 were constructed by the Austro-Hungarians till 1918.
  At least 22 B.I trainers were used by the Czechoslovakian air arm post war. B.I 176.95 was the only aircraft of No.4 Squadron at Plzen in November-December 1918.
  The Czechoslovakia firm of Vojenska tovarna na letadla (later Letov) produced a direct copy of the B.I (Fd) as the S.10. This company, originally created by the Ministry of Defence to repair the aircraft, obtained a license to produce the type after the end of the war. Aircraft 176.80 was the pattern aircraft for the series production of the S.10. A total of 51 of these biplanes were manufactured and delivered during 1922-23. The type was very successful and was more popular than its replacement, the S.18 that replaced the type from 1926. They continued in service until the early 1930s and then were sold to aero clubs. Some were still in service when the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia in March 1939.
  The Aero Company also produced the Brandenburg B.I and C.I. The B.I was constructed as the Aero A-1 from September 1919 with 35 examples powered by the 100-hp Mercedes motor being produced. The type could be fitted with a balanced or unbalanced rudder. The horizontal tailplane was redesigned to a half-elliptical shape. The military started to receive the first examples in February 1920 but progress was slow and the last was not delivered until February 1921. The A-1 was not as popular as the S.10 as it had poorer flight characteristics. It was little used in civil aviation due to its unpopularity and also as it was produced in smaller numbers than the S.10.
  Aero Ae-10.21 is preserved in the Czech Air Force Museum in Kbely, Prague.
  Poland had at least 15 Brandenburg B.I trainers in service. These were apparently built (rebuilt?) in 1921 by the Krakowskie Warsztaty Lotnicze for the Polish air arm.
  In Austria a few were built or modified at the Steyr Works as the Steyr School Biplane.
  The type was rebuilt in Hungary in 1927 by the Legugyi Hatosag as the Type BL.1 Kisbrandi. One survived until 1940 in Hungarian air force markings. B.I, civil registration H-MAHE, was in use until 1932 and is preserved in the Hungarian Transportation Museum in Budapest.
  Two civil B.I biplanes ended up in Norway. N-17 was ex-kuk 76.04. It was imported in October 1920 and crashed on 6 March 1921. The second, N-18, ex-kuk 76.05, and was registered to the same owner, M. Wettergren of Oslo. It went to Norsk Flyvebra A/S and survived until 1923, the registration being cancelled on 4 March 1924.

Brandenburg LDD Specifications
Source Typenschau Type LDD* Brandenburg 3-View Type LDD
Span, m 13.12/12.32 12.300/11.700
Length, m 8.20 8.350
Height, m - -
Wing Area 43.46 m2 34.95 m2
Motor 100-hp Mercedes 160-hp Mercedes
*The Typenschau gives the same specifications for the FD, LDD, and DD, indicating that these machines are confused in this volume.
Brandenburg B.I Specifications
Source PMG Data Series 05.1 PMG Data Series 05.1 PMG Data Series 05.1
Span, m 12.30/11.60 12.30/11.70 12.30/11.70
Length, m 8.40 8.40 8.40
Height, m 3.10 3.10 3.10
Wing Area 33 m2 36.7 m2 35 m2
Weight, Empty 618 kg 703 kg 712 kg
Weight, Loaded 975 kg 863 kg 872 kg
Speed 118 km/h 120 km/h 120 km/h
Time to 1,000 m 8 min. 7 min. 40 sec. 8 min. 5 sec.
Motor 100-hp Mercedes 100-hp Mercedes 100-hp Mercedes

B.I Manufactured by Brandenburg
Serial Notes
05.11 - 05.26 Pilot in rear cockpit.
05.27 - 05.78 Dual from 05.60
05.79 - 05.84 Trainers with rebuilt engines installed.
05.85 - 05.96
Note: A further 16 were assigned to the Brandenburg flying school at Fuhlsbuttel without any serial numbers being assigned.

B.I Manufactured by Flugzeugfabrik Fischamend
Serial Motor Notes
75.01 - 75.17 100-hp Mercedes
75.51 - 75.61 100-hp Mercedes
76.01 - 76.59 100-hp Mercedes
76.60 - 76.99 100-hp Mercedes Dual control.
176.01 - 176.99 100-hp Mercedes Ex-76.100 Series.
276.01 - 276.24 100-hp Mercedes
77.51 - 77.91 120-hp Daimler
78.01 - 78.51 120-hp Daimler Dual control.
178 - Serial not used.
278.01 - 278.03 Daimler
79.01 - 79.21 145-hp Hiero
179 Serial not used.
279.01 - 279.49 145-hp Hiero
06.51 - 06.99 - Conversions of 05.1 series to dual control trainers.
  
Brandenburg B.I in Czechoslovakian Air Arm Service
Serial Notes: Date First Recorded May Not Be Date of Acquisition
05.45 Pilots School Prague 28.08.19. W/off 18.08.25, Military Aviation Training Centre Cheb.
75.04 18.02.20, Prague Aviation Arsenal. W/off 15.12.25, Military Aviation Training Centre Prostejov.
75.59 02.09.19, Prague Aviation Arsenal. W/off 10.26, Military Aviation Training Centre Prostejov.
76.31 26.09.19, Prague Aviation Arsenal. W/off 26.11.25, Main Aviation Workshop Olomouc.
76.36 22.05.19, Prague flying field. W/off 11.27, Military Aviation Training Centre Prostejov.
76.51 10.11.18, Flek 16, Cheb. W/off 20.01.19, emergency landing field Repina.
76.70 24.07.19, test flight at Prague Aviation Arsenal. W/off 31.10.23, Military Aviation Training Centre Cheb.
76.71 10.11.18, Flek 16, Cheb. 1927 civil L-BIPA, later OK-IPA. W/off 12.03.31, Czechoslovakian Aero Club.
176.41 03.01.20, test flight at Prague. W/off 29.07.26, and sold Bata, a shoe company that operated some aircraft.
176.42 12.01.18, pilot's school Prague. 05.26 civil L-BIZB. W/off 12.03.31, West Bohemia Aero Club, Plzen.
176.80 18.02.18, Aviation Company Prague.(9) W/off 08.26, Main Aviation Workshop, Olomouc.
176.95 10.11.18, Flek 16, Cheb. W/off 08.12.18, Aviation Company Plzen, crash at Buci.
276.05 11.11.19, Landed at Zbecne. W/off 22.08.22, Military Aviation Training Centre Cheb.
276.08 25.11.19, Main Aviation Workshop, Prague. W/off 28.07.22, Military Aviation Training Centre Cheb, after fatal crash.
276.09 22.05.19, pilot's school Prague. 01.30 civil L-BIPC, later OK-IPC. W/off 18.11.35, Czechoslovakian Aero Club.
276.11 20.11.18, recorded with 1st Field Aviation Company. W/off 15.12.24, Military Aviation Training Centre Cheb, "rouler".
276.13 07.04.20, taken over at Fischamend. Civil L-BIZD. W/off 23.02.31, West Bohemia Aero Club. Plzen, due to age and condition.
276.19 02.11.18, Fischamend. W/off 31.03.24.
276.22 06.10.19. Test flight at Prague after renovation. W/off 11.25, Main Aviation Workshop Olomouc, "rouler".
17.71 12.03.20, Repaired at Aviation Workshop, Prague. W/off 21.10.24, Military Aviation Training Centre Cheb.
79.31 26.06.20, purchased from Falco. Civil L-BIMA. W/off 1926, Moravsky Aero Club.(10)
79.46 26.06.20, purchased from Falco. 26.10.27, civil L-BILC. W/off 13.01.31, Masaryk Aviation League.(11)
(9) The first aviation units were named after the place where they were located, numbers came later,
(10) The Golden Age website shows L-BIMA as a UFAG C.l.
(11) The Masaryka Aviation League (Masarykova letecka liga) was an organization that promoted aviation under the name of the then president of the Republic, T.G. Masaryk.

Czech-Built Aircraft Based on Brandenburg B.I
Pattern Aircraft Czech Type Motor Notes
B.I Fd Series 76 Aero A.1 100-hp Mercedes or Blesk Called "Aemes" - Aero with Mercedes engine. 35 constructed 1919-1920.
B.I Fd Series 176 Smolik S-10 100-hp Mercedes or Blesk Called "Sardinka." 51 constructed 1922-1923.


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01. — 010. Flugzeuge ausländischer Produktion (Самолеты иностранного производства)
05.01 — 05.03 Brandenburg B.I (Type LDD) Merc 100
05.04 Brandenburg B.I (Type FD) Merc 100
05.11 — 05.19 Brandenburg B.I (Type FD) Merc 100
05.20 — 05.95 Brandenburg B.I Merc 100
06.51 — 06.99 Brandenburg B.I (Umbauten der Ba 05 mit Doppelsteuer als Schulmaschine) Merc 100

70. Flugzeuge der Flugzeugfabrik Fischamend, k.u.k. Fliegerarsenal
75.01 — 75.18 Brandenburg B.I (Fd) Neubau Ba 05 Merc 100
75.51 — 75.61 Brandenburg B.I (Br) Merc 100
76.01 — 76.99 Brandenburg B.I (Fd) Merc 100
176.01 — 176.99 Brandenburg B.I (Fd) Merc 100
276.01 — 276.24 Brandenburg B.I (Fd) Merc 100
77.01 — 77.91 Brandenburg B.I (Fd) Dm 120
78.01 — 78.51 Brandenburg B.I (Fd) Dm 120
178.01 Brandenburg B.I nur Projekt Dm 120
278.01 — 278.03 Brandenburg B.I Dm 120
79.01 — 79.13 Brandenburg B.I H 145
179.01 Brandenburg B.I nur Projekt H 145
279.01 Brandenburg B.I nur Projekt H 145

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Brandenburg B.I 05.25 of Flik 17. Later it was rebuilt as a trainer and given new serial 06.97.
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Brandenburg B.I 05.36 after being rebuilt to add a gun ring and gun for the observer.
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Brandenburg B.I 06.97 was rebuilt as a trainer from 05.25.
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Brandenburg B.I 75.10 in Polish service.
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Brandenburg B.I in Polish service.
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Brandenburg B.I A-8 belonging to a postwar Austrian police unit.
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Brandenburg B.I 76.32 in Yugoslav Service.
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Brandenburg B.I 78.91 in Polish service bears the insignia adopted in 1918 by the Polish forces at Krakow.
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Brandenburg B.I 178.55 in late markings.
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Brandenburg B.I 276.13 in Czech Service.
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Brandenburg B.I in Czech Service.
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Austrian civil Brandenburg B.I, registration OE-POB (previously A-80) postwar.
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Letov S.10 (Brandenburg B.I) L-BIZX in Czech service postwar; it later became OK-IZX.
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Brandenburg B.I in Budapest Transport Museum
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Brandenburg B.I in Budapest Transport Museum
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Brandenburg B.I in Budapest Transport Museum
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Brandenburg B.I in Budapest Transport Museum
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Brandenburg B.I in Budapest Transport Museum
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Brandenburg B.I in Budapest Transport Museum
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The Brandenburg Type FD.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Brandenburg FD (BI)
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This Brandenburg is identified as the Type FD by Grey & Thetford. The inward sloping struts are a Brandenburg characteristic. Nine FD biplanes were reported to have been supplied to the German Army in 1914. The horizontal tailplane is in two halves and not resting on the top of the fuselage turtleback as in later Brandenburg types.
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Brandenburg B.I. dreistielig. Flugzeugnummer 05.02
Brandenburg B.I. трехстоечный. Номер самолета 05.02
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Brandenburg B.I 05.04 with two distinct cockpits, each with its own windscreen.The pilot sat in the rear cockpit.
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Brandenburg B.I 05.15.This machine was later modified by Flugzeugwerke Fischamund into a dual control trainer serial 06.99, the last of the conversions (06.51 - 06.99).
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Brandenburg B.I, Flugzeugnummer 05.24, persönliches Zeichen „JOSKA“, Fliegerkompanie 13, Feldpilot Oblt Josef von Maier
Brandenburg B.I, самолет № 05.24, личный знак "JOSKA", Fliegerkompanie 13, пилот Oblt Josef von Maier
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Brandenburg B.I 05.25 undergoing maintenance with Flik 17 on a mountain airfield at Gardolo, 1915. This machine has the side-mounted radiators. Rebuilt at Fischamund in 1916 as a dual trainer it received the new serial 06.97.
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Brandenburg B.I 05.26 on a snow-covered airfield. From 05.26 the pilot was relocated from the back to the front cockpit.
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Brandenburg B.I-Doppeldecker, Flugzeugnummer 05.45
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Austro-Hungarian B.I 06.8X shows the differences between the two series of Brandenburgs.
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Pilot Korporal Bohumil Munzar poses with Brandenburg B.I at Wiener Neustadt in 1916. The wheel control can be seen in the rear cockpit of 06.97. This machine was originally 05.25 until it was modified into a dual-control B.I by Flugzeugwerke Fischamund and given a new serial. The cockpit is a communal one on this machine.
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Brandenburg B.l. Flugzeugnummer 06.97
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This B.I serial 75.01 has no claw brake, and the fuselage appears very dark under the conditions of lighting, while the wings are very light. Wing crosses are in the outboard locations. 75.01 was the first B.I constructed by Flugzeugwerk Fischamend of the first batch (75.01 - 75.17). 75.01 lasted until it was written off in January 1918.
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Brandenburg B.I, Flugzeugnummer 75.13, Montage in der Flugzeugfabrik Fisehainend
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Brandenburg B.I, Flugzeugnummer 76.15, Fischamend
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Brandenburg B.I, Flugzeugnummer 76.43, neues Seitenleitwerk
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Brandenburg B.I, Flugzeugnummer 78.01, Fischamend
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Brandenburg B.I, Flugzeugnummer 176.58, Montage im Flugzeugwerk Fischamend
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An early B.I with Hazet radiators to the fuselage sides. Note the cross on a white panel under the upper wing, what appear to be rudimentary racks under the fuselage and the name applied to the fuselage. (AHT AL0656-087)
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Ltn. Leo Fanisch in the cockpit of a B.I on 6 November 1916. The footstep on the landing gear strut, identity plates, and 120-hp Mercedes engine installation are noteworthy. From album of Ltn. Leo Fanisch. (AHT AL0995-119)
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Austro-Hungarian airmen posing with a Brandenburg B.I. The plumbing from the radiator is noteworthy. From album of Leo Fanisch who served in Flik 44. (AL0995-121)
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The B.I in the background is in a very light finish. Even the ply and nose panels appear to be lightly colored under the conditions of this photograph and the film used.
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Another B.I with very light colored (white) fabric surfaces and outer position of the wing crosses.
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The personnel in their flying gear are probably the crews that caused this meeting of Brandenburg B.I trainers.
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Polish airmen pose with a B.I.
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Polish B.I on airfield. The aircraft taking off in the background appears to be an Albatros C-type.
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Polish B.I trainer.
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This Czechoslovakian B.I appears to have a pillar mount for a machine gun in the rear cockpit.
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Officers and men with fuselage of Czech Brandenburg B.I 276.06. Note the wing behind the personnel has the early Czech roundel national marking.
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Czechoslovakian air arm Brandenburg B.I and C.I biplanes. Note the unusual underwing marking of the machine to the left.
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Czech B.I. Note the Spad fighter in background.
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Czechoslovakian B.I.
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Brandenburg B.I serial 276.19 of the Czechoslovakian air arm. The observer's cockpit has been joined to the pilot's without any provision for a gun ring.
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Czech B.I biplanes with an LVG C.VI biplane on a muddy field for what appears to be an open day at the airfield. Note the roundel type of national insignia.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1 - Landplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1 - Landplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
An interesting line-up of Czechoslovakian aircraft. The first aircraft appears to be a modified Brandenburg B.I. This machine has the inward-sloping Brandenburg form of interplane struts but the tailplane is divided by the fuselage. The next aircraft is Brandenburg C.I (Z-A-4) without national insignia; then two Anatra biplanes with the Czechoslovakian flag insignia, and finally what looks like a glider.
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This B.I, 276.13, survived the war to sport the Czechoslovakian flag-type national insignia. Note the panel on the fuselage for the unit marking. This was the last of the B.I biplanes to be manufactured with the 100hp Mercedes engine.
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Detail view of the nose of a Czechoslovakian Brandenburg B.I. The rear cockpit occupant appears to be a civilian.
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A civilian Czech Brandenburg B.I.
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Czechoslovakian-built copy of the Brandenburg B.I, the Letov S.10. Note the serial "S10.37" stencilled on the fuselage and the unit emblem on the fuselage.
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Letov S.10 L-BIZX became OK-IZX and survived until 1930.
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Brandenburg-built B.I 05.36 has a gun ring installed. Gun rings were introduced in the spring of 1916 and were installed in the field. Note the wing walk and the radiator mounted on the center-section struts.
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Brandenburg B.I 05.36 with the national markings in an outboard position. The gun ring is mounted high on this machine.
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The B.I with this group of personnel has a gun ring otherwise the radiator and gravity tank installation is similar.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1 - Landplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Crude wingtip skids were fitted to A-8, a postwar Austrian civil registration.
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Austria retained some B.I biplanes after the war. A-8 is captioned as belonging to a Police unit. The much modified Brandenburg C.I, civil registration A-5, is in the background.
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C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1 - Landplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
This photograph captured three Austrian civil aircraft together on an airfield: the first aircraft is stated to be a Brandenburg B.I, followed by a Phoenix fighter and a Brandenburg C.I, registration A-47.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1 - Landplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Registered OE-POC (previously A-94), this B.Ш was used by the Austrian police.
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This Austrian civil B.I, registration OE-POB (previously A-80), has suffered from a fire.
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Brandenburg B.I-Doppeldecker, Flugzeugnummer 05.33, im Vordergrund stehl Oblt G. Brumovvski, später erfolgreichster Jagdpilot der k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppe mit 42 Luftsiegen (davon 35 bestätigt)
Биплан Brandenburg B.I, номер самолета 05.33, на переднем плане - Oblt G. Brumovvski, впоследствии самый успешный летчик-истребитель k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppe с 42 воздушными победами (из них 35 подтвержденных)
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Brandenburg 05.55 after a hard landing. (AHT AL0713-009)
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The smiles on these Austro-Hungarian officers may be because they survived the accident that almost demolished their Brandenburg B.I. The serial appears to be 05.57. The strength of the ply fuselage is well demonstrated here. (AHT AL0713-002)
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An Austro-Hungarian B.I 05.5X on its back reveals nose details. This machine had the side radiators. (AHT AL0713-006)
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Attempting to salvage 76.11 after a watery landing. (AHT AL0713-001)
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Aeroplane junk yard with the remains of the fuselages of Series 176 machines. Serials 176.55 and 176.X5 are legible.The series 176.01 - 176.99 was delivered from August 1917.
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This photograph provides a view of the window in the bottom of the observer's cockpit. The white circles are probably covers over bomb tubes. (AHT AL0713-003)
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Brandenburg B.I after coming to grief in snow. Note the location of the crosses on the wings, wing walks, and that the tailplane rests on top of the fuselage back. This machine has Hazet radiators.
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Polish B.I displaying the late national markings with red/white surround.
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Possibly the same machine with the proud pilot posing alongside.
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Polish Brandenburg B.I 75.10 after a hard landing.
E.Hauke, W.Schroeder, B.Totschinger - Die Flugzeuge der k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppe und Seeflieger 1914-1918
Brandenburg B.I
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Brandenburg Type LDD Factory Drawing