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DFW C.IV

Страна: Германия

Год: 1916

DFW - T28 Floh - 1915 - Германия<– –>DFW - C.V - 1916 - Германия


В.Кондратьев Самолеты первой мировой войны


DFW C-IV/C-V/C-VI/LVG C-VI

  Цельнодеревянный двухстоечный биплан со смешанной обшивкой. Конструкция вполне типична для немецких двухместных аэропланов тех времен. Фюзеляж покрыт фанерой, крылья - полотном. Капоты алюминиевые. Стойки шасси и бипланной коробки - стальные трубы каплевидного сечения. На некоторых машинах двигатель был закапотирован полностью, включая цилиндры, и установлен кок винта. Автор проекта - главный конструктор фирмы Дойче Флюгцойгверк Генрих Эльрих. С начала 1916-го C-IV производили фирмы DFW и Авиатик.
  В феврале 1916 года DFW C-IV начал поступать на фронт. Летом ему на смену пришел C-V со значительно более мощным мотором, позволившим резко поднять летные характеристики.
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ДВИГАТЕЛЬ
  
  "Бенц", 150 л.с. (C-IV).
  
  
ВООРУЖЕНИЕ
  
  1 синхр. "Шпандау", 1 турельный "Парабеллум".
  
  
ЛЕТНО-ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЕ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ
(DFW C-IV)
  
  Размах, м 13,3
  Длина, м 7,9
  Сухой вес, кг 980
  Взлетный вес, кг 1340
  Скорость максимальная, км/ч 160
  Время набора высоты, м/мин 2000/15
  Потолок, м 4500


O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)


D.F.W. C IV
  Built during 1916, the C IV featured single-bay wings with radiator mounted under the upper leading-edge. Engine, 150 h.p. Benz Bz. III. Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-gun.


J.Herris DFW Aircraft of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 29)




Known DFW C.I, C.II, & C.IV Production Orders
Type Qty Serials Notes
C.IV 6 C.2374-2379/16 Probably not the full serial number range
These serial numbers are based on secondary data like photographs and strength reports, not primary sources like Idflieg orders. The highest serial numbers given for each type are the highest known.


DFW C-Type Specifications
DFW C.IV DFW C.V DFW C.VI DFW C.VII
Engine 150 hp Benz Bz.III 200 hp Benz Bz.IV 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa
Span, Upper 13.30 m 13.27 m 13.60 m 13.60 m
Span, Lower - 12.80 m - -
Chord, Upper - 1.75 m - -
Chord, Lower - 1.75 m - -
Gap - 1.80 m - -
Wing Area 42.2 m2 41.52 m2 - 38.0 m2
Length 7.90 m 7.88 m 7.50 m 7.0 m
Height 3.3 m 3.26 m - 2.8 m
Empty Weight 720 kg 1,027 kg - 800 kg
Loaded Weight 1,230 kg 1,477 kg - 1,230 kg
Maximum Speed 135 km/h 155 km/h - 160 km/h
Climb to 1,000m - 4.0 minutes - 3.0 minutes
Climb to 2,000m - 7.0 minutes - -
Climb to 3,000m - 15.0 minutes - -
Climb to 4,000m - 25.0 minutes - -
Climb to 5,000m - 40.0 minutes - -

J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV C.2379/16 of Flieger-Abteilung 14 on the Eastern Front, Winter 1916/1917.
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The DFW T 25 was the factory designation for the production DFW C.IV; this aircraft appears to be a prototype for the C.IV. Although the streamlined plywood fuselage presented a more modern appearance than the DFW C.I and C.II, the engine remained a 150 hp Benz Bz.III as used in those earlier designs. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Ground crew steady a DFW C.IV of Flieger Abteilung 14 before it starts accelerating for take-off. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
With its rounded plywood fuselage and single-bay bracing the DFW C.IV was a complete departure from earlier DFW C-types. However, the engine remained a 150 hp Benz Bz.III. A leading edge radiator was fitted. An identification streamer is attached to the lower left wing tip and a barograph is suspended between the wings. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The full photograph shows a DFW C.IV on its way to the front during the winter on a pair of railroad cars, the fuselage on one car and the wings on another. The circle on the wing root is likely the magnetic compass housing.
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
A DFW C.IV on its way to the front on a train. This view shows the dark green upper camouflage and light undersurface camouflage applied to the streamlined fuselage to advantage. The national insignia require white backgrounds over these colors. No individual or unit markings are applied. The weight for the wireless antenna hanging below the fuselage is clearly visible. The serial is difficult to read but appears to be C.2375/16.
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The wings of the DFW C.IV shown opposite on its way to the front on a train; the propeller is at far right.
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV 2379/16 apparently at the factory. The DFW C.IV was a contemporary of the Roland C.II, and the first production batch of the Roland C.II did not have a fixed, synchronized gun for the pilot due to the lack of available synchronization gear. This seems to have affected the DFW C.IV also as no fixed gun is visible. Later production batches of the Roland C.II had a fixed gun for the pilot, but there were no subsequent production batches of the DFW C.IV.
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
A ground crewman warms up a DFW C.IV. The rounded plywood fuselage was carefully streamlined and well-finished to minimize drag. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV and ground crew assigned to FliegerAbteilung 15 on the Eastern Front. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Vzfw. Karl Reum with a DFW C.IV of FliegerAbteilung 15, Eastern Front. The stenciling on the lower cowling reads: Vorsicht - Vorstecker nicht - herausziehen - Lebensgefahr!, meaning: Attention - Safety pin do not - pull out - Risk of death! (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Men of Flieger Abteilung 14 on the Eastern Front pose for their portrait with a DFW C.IV in winter. From left the men are Uffz. Sonntag, Gefr. Gerber, Uffz. Reum, Gefr. Schickel, Werkm. Grube, unknown. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Crewman and a DFW C.IV of FliegerAbteilung 15, Eastern Front. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The crew of a DFW C.IV of FliegerAbteilung 14 (or 15?) poses for their portrait. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Crew of Flieger Abteilung 15 on the Eastern Front pose for their portrait with a DFW C.IV. The man on the right has a Flieger Abteilung 15 patch on the sleeve of his tunic. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The crew of a DFW C.IV poses for their portrait; Lt. Hermann is the observer and Uffz. Reims is the pilot. The rounded plywood fuselage was carefully streamlined and well-finished to minimize drag. The C.IV carried a flexible gun for the observer but no fixed gun for the pilot; the first production batch of the Roland C.II was similarly armed. Later production batches of the Roland C.II provided a fixed, synchronized gun for the pilot; however, there was no second production batch for the DFW C.IV, whose performance did not justify greater production. A flare gun and belt of signal flares are attached to the fuselage outside the observer's cockpit. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
A DFW C.IV of Flieger Abteilung 15 on the Eastern Front. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
A couple pose with a DFW C.IV; the locale favors a training aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Men of FliegerAbteilung 14 on the Eastern Front pose for their portrait with DFW C.IV C.2379/16.The damaged rudder likely indicates the aircraft over-turned on landing. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Uncovered lower port wing of a DFW C.IV, work number 492. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV Factory Scheme Trial Camouflage Reconstruction (c) Piotr Mrozowski
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV
J.Herris - DFW Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
DFW C.IV