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LVG C.V

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917

Two-seat reconnaissance and artillery observation

LVG - B.III / C.XI(Shul) - 1917 - Германия<– –>LVG - D.III - 1917 - Германия


В.Обухович, А.Никифоров Самолеты Первой Мировой войны


Созданный талантливым конструктором Карлом Саберски-Муссигбордт, LVG С V был одним из наиболее удачных немецких двухместных разведывательных самолетов второй половины войны. Он поставлялся в строевые части в течение всего 1917 г. и вполне успешно справлялся с боевыми задачами в качестве легкого бомбардировщика, корректировщика артиллерийского огня и фоторазведчика среднего радиуса действия.
   Несмотря на относительно небольшую мощность двигателя, это был достаточно большой самолет. От своего предшественника - разведывательного самолета LVG С II - он отличался увеличенным планером, чистыми аэродинамическими формами и был хорошо скомпонован. Шестицилиндровый рядный двигатель Бенц Bz.IV (200 л. с.) аккуратно вписывался в фюзеляж. Металлические панели капота прикрывали только низ цилиндров, оставляя открытыми головки. Большой оживальныи кок воздушного винта плавно стыковался с капотом. Аэродинамическое сопротивление немного увеличивал фронтальный радиатор, установленный по передней кромке центроплана верхнего крыла (на поздних сериях радиатор был убран в центроплан верхнего крыла). Хвостовое оперение было классическим и напоминало конструкцию "альбатросов". Бипланная коробка имела две пары стоек, нижнее крыло было короче верхнего. Для выработки электроэнергии, используемой для питания радиостанции, применялся генератор с небольшим пропеллером, который размещался на оси шасси.
   К осени 1917 г. LVG С V были широко распространены на Западном фронте и пользовались большой популярностью среди летного состава. На начальном этапе боевого применения они несли значительные потери от истребителей противника, но постепенно тактическое мастерство летчиков увеличивалось и экипажи могли достойно постоять за себя. Известный британский ас Маккуден рассказывал, что в одном из боев с двумя С V он в течение пяти минут не мог прицельно атаковать активно оборонявшихся немцев и ему пришлось выйти из схватки, хотя еще месяц назад он легко сбил такой же самолет. Кок от него долгое время красовался в носу истребителя S.E.5, на котором воевал Маккуден.
   Всего было произведено около 600 машин LVG С V.
  
  
Технические данные LVG С V
  
Двигатель 1 х Бенц Bz.IV (200 л. с.)
Размеры:
   размах х длина х высота 13,62 х 8,07 х 3,05 м
Площадь крыльев 42,7 м2
Вес:
   пустого 1013 кг
   взлетный 1535 кг
Максимальная скорость 164 км/ч
Скороподъемность 3,0 м/сек
Потолок 5000 м
Дальность 350 км
Вооружение:
   стрелковое 1 х 7,92-мм синхронный пулемет "Парабеллум" и
   1 х 7,92-мм турельный пулемет "Шпандау"
   бомбовое 110 кг
Экипаж 2 чел.


А.Александров, Г.Петров Крылатые пленники России


А вот, наконец-то, любимец красных военлетов начала двадцатых - "Эльфауге Ц. V". Он был любим и германскими экипажами, считавшими Машину весьма пригодной для воздушной разведки ближнего и среднего радиуса и корректировки артогня. Как и прочие аппараты данного класса, "пятерка" могла также выступать в роли легкого бомбардировщика, а для самозащиты и, при случае, нападения имела стандартное вооружение из двух пулеметов. Некоторые аппараты, у которых основной топливный бак под сиденьем летчика был защищен стальным листом, использовались даже в качестве "пехотных" аэропланов. Двигателем являлся "Бенц" 200-220 л. с, полностью капотированный металлическим обтекателем. Пропеллер снабжался коком, и только лобовой коробчатый радиатор до некоторой степени портил аэродинамику машины. Производимая двумя фирмами, с лета 1917г. модель поступала в боевые подразделения, где, как уже говорилось, это творение инженера Саберски-Мюссигброда (Sabersky-Mussigbrod) сумело показать свой далеко не спокойный норов. Так, например, 23 мая 1918 г. (н. ст.) экипаж одного из "Эльфауге Ц. V" из 263-го авиаотряда, состоявший из фельдфебеля Гунда и лейтенанта Эйзенменгера (Gund, Eisenmenger), сумел сбить во время одного-единственного вылета 4 британских скаута. Неизвестно, когда первые "пятерки" оказались русскими трофеями - скорее всего, во время Гражданской войны, но к декабрю 1920 г. 20 аппаратов "Эльфауге" разных типов значились в списках рабоче-крестьянского воздушного флота. Через 2 года их стало 14, включая самолеты Ц. V с номерами 38/139, 107, 116, 1040 и 1987. Они участвовали в боевых действиях на туркестанском и польском фронтах, как, скажем, этот аппарат из "отряда Братолюбова" с красной стрелой на хвосте, с пулеметом "Льюис" в задней кабине (64), или другой, летчика Б. К. Веллинга (65). Окраска варьировалась, как и наличие и расположение красных звезд (66, 67, а). В частности, у самолета из авиаотряда в Полторацке (Туркестанский фронт) звезды гордо красуются на нижних крыльях (67, б), а у аппарата, разбитого на Комендантском аэродроме в Петрограде (1922 г.), они там даже не "ночевали": кресты прежних владельцев закрашены черными многоугольниками, а полотно обшивки осталось в прежнем "текстильном" камуфляже (67, в). Фамилия забинтованного пилота Кулешов; по иронии судьбы фотограф запечатлел авиатора в тот момент, когда его палец был случайно направлен на второго участника сцены, как бы утверждая: "Это все он, товарищи!" Естественно, деятельность красных военлетов не обходилась без аварий, а вот и ее плачевные результаты: разбитые "Эльфауге Ц", 2 "Хальберштадта Ц. V", "Румплер Ц. V", ждущие своей участи в одном из ангаров Комендантского аэродрома (68).


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


L.V.G. C V

   One of the most successful German two-seaters used during the latter part of the war on reconnaissance and artillery observation duties was the L.V.G. C V, introduced into the Fl. Abt. units during 1917. This machine, although not as powerful as its high-flying Rumpler contemporaries, adequately filled the need for a stable and sturdy "all rounder" for light bombing, artillery observation and medium-range photo-reconnaissance duties. For its power it was a relatively large aeroplane, with a wingspan of nearly 45 ft., being one of the biggest of the German two-seaters.
   In spite of its size, the L.V.G. C V was neat and well proportioned and represented a vast improvement upon its C II forebear, both in appearance and construction. In the C V the braced box-girder type fuselage of the earlier machines was discontinued, and in its place was a framework of longerons and bulkheads covered with a thin layer of three-ply, with no internal wire bracing. The 220 h.p. Benz Bz IV engine was neatly installed and mounted on hefty timber bearers of rectangular section. The whole of the cylinder block was enclosed by metal panels, likewise the station between the first two bulkheads and the upper panels of the nose. A large streamlined spinner enclosed the propeller hub and made for a very clean nose-entry, although this was to some extent negatived by the large frontal radiator mounted against the leading edge of the upper centre-section. A "chimney" type manifold exhausted over the top wing. The remainder of the ply-covered fuselage was slab-sided, with rounded top decking, and tapered to a vertical knife-edge aft, where the built-in vertical fins (upper and lower) were also ply-skinned. The oval tailplane was of wooden framing with fabric covering. Reminiscent of the Albatros types, the one-piece balanced elevator and balanced rudder were of welded steel tube and fabric covered.
   The fabric-covered, unstaggered two-bay wings were orthodox in construction, but differed from the "run of the mill" in profile. The upper wing was in two panels, of parallel chord, with the tips rounded from the leading edge in a wide radiused curve. The lower wing was of slightly less span and chord, had completely rounded tips and a slight positive curve to most of the trailing edge, giving a dragonfly-wing outline. All wing panels were based on two box-spars with four cable-braced steel-tube compression members, "C" section leading edge and the usual wire trailing edge. Ribs were of ply, unlightened and with softwood capping strips reinforced with glued fabric. False ribs (a mere wooden slat) were interspaced on the upper wing only. Dihedral was differential, with 1° on the upper and 2° on the lower panels. Ailerons, on the upper wing only, were of parallel chord with large overhung balance portions of semicircular shape and were of welded steel-tube framing.
   Centre-section struts were of streamlined steel tube welded to form a trestle to which the upper wing panels were attached. These converging centre-section struts, together with the large frontal radiator and the cowling panels enclosing the cylinders, combined to produce poor forward visibility from the front cockpit, a major defect of the C V. The interplane struts were of hollowed wood throughout, a departure from the usual German practice of the period. The vee struts of the undercarriage chassis were again of wood, fabric wrapped for added strength. The axle was encased in a three-ply fairing, but not the spreader bar, which connected the two vees in front of the axle. On aircraft fitted with radio a small propeller-driven generator was mounted at the top of the front undercarriage strut. Shock absorbers were of coiled-steel springs wrapping the axle to the apices of the vees. A sturdy ash tailskid was hinged to the apex of the under-fin and the upper end bound in with elastic shock cord.
   By the autumn of 1917 the L.V.G. C Vs were coming into widespread use alongside the contemporary D.F.W. two-seater. On artillery shoots they often fell victims to Allied scouts when their own protection flights were not immediately to hand. However, they were often able to give a good account of themselves, as witness an account by McCudden, who, on 23rd December 1917, was involved in a fight at about 17,000 ft. with two L.V.G. C Vs:
   "I at once gave chase and they turned east. I fought them for about five minutes but could not gain a decision for they both co-operated well and soon I left them for I hadn't much more petrol. While I was fighting these two they were both using their front guns as well as the rear, and so I had a fairly warm time."
   It is perhaps of interest to point out that earlier McCudden had shot down an L.V.G. C V and had fitted the spinner from it to his S.E.5, and thereby increased the speed by some three miles an hour.
   Some L.V.G. C Vs were used by Infanterie Flieger units, and these aircraft had the main fuel tank, which was underneath the pilot's seat, protected by a sheet of armoured steel.

TECHNICAL DATA
   Description: Two-seat reconnaissance and artillery observation.
   Manufacturers: Luft-Vcrkehrs Gesellschaft m.b.H. Johannisthal (Lvg.).
   Sub-contractors: Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H.
   Power Plant: One 200 h.p. Benz Bz IV 6 cylinder in-line water-cooled engine developing maximum 230 h.p.
   Dimensions: Span, 13.62 m. (44 ft. 8 1/2 in.). Length, 8.07 m. (26 ft. 5 3/4 in.). Height, 3.2 m. (10 ft. 6 in.). Area, 42.7 sq.m. (464.16 sq.ft.).
   Weights: Empty, 1,013 kg. (2,228 lb.). Loaded, 1,533 kg. (5,372.6 lb.). Empty, 2,188 lb. Loaded, 3,141 lb. (Captured aircraft.)
   Performance: Maximum speed, 164 km.hr. (103 m.p.h.) at 2,000 m. (6,560 ft.), 150 km.hr. (93.75 m.p.h.) at 4,000 m. (13,120 ft.). Climb, 4,000 m. (13,120 ft.) in 35 min. Duration, ca. 3 1/2 hr. on 249 litres fuel.
   Armament: One fixed Spandau machine-gun forward and one manually operated Parabellum machine-gun in the rear cockpit.


J.Herris LVG Aircraft of WWI. Vol.1: B-Types & C.I (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 34)


LVG C-Types
  
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  LVG management replaced Schneider with Diplom-Ingenieur Wilhelm Sabersky-Mussigbrodt, who had designed the excellent DFW C.V that LVG was then building under license. Because license fees were required to be paid for aircraft produced under license, LVG management naturally preferred to build their own designs. Sabersky quickly succeeded in producing the LVG C.V, a refined development of the DFW C.V he had designed, and this aircraft was ordered into production. The C.V became the most successful LVG type in terms of number produced.
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LVG C-Type Specifications
LVG C.V LVG C.VI LVG C.VIII LVG C.XI(Schul)
Engine 200 hp Benz Bz.IV 220 hp Benz Bz.IVa 240 hp Benz Bz.IVu 160 hp Mercedes D.III
Span, Upper 13.60 m 13.0 m 13.0 m -
Span, Lower 12.83 m - - -
Chord, Upper 1.75 m - - -
Chord, Lower 1.60 m - - -
Gap 1.73 m - - -
Wing Area 40.5 m2 34.6 m2 35.7 m2 -
Length 8.07 m 7.45 m 7.0 m -
Height 3.36 m 2.8 m 2.8 m -
Empty Weight 1,009 kg 930 kg 975 kg -
Loaded Weight 1,505 kg 1,309 kg 1,380 kg -
Maximum Speed 170 km/h 170 km/h 165 km/h -
Climb to 1,000 m 3 minutes 4 minutes - -
Climb to 2,000 m 7 minutes 8 minutes - -
Climb to 3,000 m 12.5 minutes 15 minutes - -
Climb to 4,000 m 23.5 minutes 25.0 minutes - -
Climb to 6,000 m - 40.0 minutes - -


Known LVG C-Type Production Orders
Type Date Qty Serials Notes
C.V Apr. 1917 178 C.3200-3377/17
C.V Apr. 1917 22 C.4556-4577/17
C.V Aug. 1917 500 C.9400-9899/17
C.V Nov. 1917 250 C.14403-14652/17
C.V Dec. 1917 150 C.15815-15964/17
C.V Feb. 1918 100 C.1000-1099/18
C.V Mar. 1918 50 C.1750-1799/18


J.Herris LVG Aircraft of WWI. Vol.2: Types C.II - C.V (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 35)


LVG C.V

  There was no immediate follow-on to the LVG C.IV and LVG was forced to build the superior DFW C.V under license. LVG had good production facilities and was well-managed, giving it the ability to build about 1,000 aircraft designed by other manufacturers under license. However, license production was not as profitable as producing internal company designs due to license fees, and LVG longed to create another successful design they could produce.
  Franz Schneider, LVG's chief designer, left the company on 30 June 1916; he was ill with diabetes and needed to recover his health. Furthermore, his structural designs had fallen behind the state of the art. To replace him, LVG hired Diplom-Ingenieur Willi Sabersky-Mussigbrodt, who had led the DFW C.V design team. Sabersky's first priority was to get the license production of other designs, in particular the DFW C.V, on track by adopting them to LVG production techniques. Once he accomplished that, he started working on a refinement of the very successful DFW C.V that LVG was already building under license.
  The result was the LVG D.XV (internal company designation), given the military designation LVG C.V (replacing the earlier C.IV variant with observer in front that was originally given the C.V designation).
  The prototype of the LVG C.V war ready by 24 December 1916 and demonstrated excellent flight qualities and performance. Certainly Sabersky had an incentive; his employment contract included a bonus of 150 Marks per accepted aircraft for the types he developed.
  The key to the success of the DFW C.V was its excellent handling and maneuverability combined with its robust structure able to endure rough use in the field. Sabersky refined that design with improved streamlining, reduced weight, and easier manufacturing to create the LVG C.V. The LVG C.V used the same engine and structural technology as the DFW; however, its design improvements gave it somewhat better performance.
  With severe winter weather impeding flight testing, the LVG C.V performed flight tests in February 1917. The Typenprufung inspection and static load testing was performed March 22-28, 1917. The wing and fuselage structure were satisfactory but some airframe details (rudder, aileron attachment, tail skid control stick, and fuel-tank straps) needed strengthening. All these parts passed the second load test on 15 and 17 May except the rudder, which needed further strengthening.
  The final Typenprufung inspection was done on 24 March by Idflieg. Small detail changes were then made before the LVG C.V entered production.
  On 21 April 1917 Idflieg ordered 500 aircraft from LVG, the first 200 of which were the LVG C.V. Production deliveries began at the very end of July, and by 31 August 1917 there were 98 LVG C.Vs at the front. With its strong production capacity LVG was easily able to deliver the 150 C.Vs per month that Idflieg wanted.
  With a top speed of 170 km/h, the LVG C.V was not considered a fast airplane, but it was an improvement on the earlier DFW C.V whose top speed was only 155 km/h. Both types had good climb, ceiling, and maneuverability and were robust and reliable. Together with the Rumpler C.IV, the two designs were considered the best C-types at the front in late 1917.
  The LVG C.V more than fulfilled the hopes of LVG management. Not only did it replace the DFW C.V in production at LVG, which increased profitability, it became the LVG type ordered in the largest numbers, restoring LVG's traditional success with two-seat reconnaissance airplanes. Furthermore, it was popular with its crews.
  Like most German C-types, the LVG C.V could carry a small bomb load, in this case 50 kg of bombs. It carried the standard C-type armament of a fixed Spandau for the pilot and a flexible gun for the observer. Many C.Vs abandoned the Schneider-designed gun turret used in previous LVGs for a copy of the British Scarff ring, which was copied by LVG and supplied to many other German manufacturers as well as used in late-production C.V aircraft. One C.V was used to test a 2 cm Becker cannon mounted in the observer's cockpit floor in May-June 1918. By then the C.V was out of production so this was likely a test of the Becker installation for armored J-type aircraft; both the Albatros J.II and AEG J.II later used the Becker in a floor mount. At least 40 C.Vs were fitted with the Siemens-Halske electrical synchronization system.
  Many C.V aircraft survived the war and enjoyed a post-war career with the Polish air service (more than 150 aircraft), Russia, and the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.


J.Herris LVG Aircraft of WWI. Vol.3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 36)


LVG Aircraft in Polish Aviation

  With the regaining of independence in 1918 and the return of Poland to the maps of Europe, the Polish army revived, along with the newly formed Polish Air Service. During the great war, Polish pilots were trained in almost all European armies. Such a conglomerate, in theory, had no right to achieve anything, but the Polish Air Service, new born from Europe's ashes was able to fight effectively to defend the borders of the young Polish Republic and to win complete air superiority during the Polish-Bolshevik war. Initially, most of the aircraft captured from occupying countries were German. Lawica Air Station (Flieger Ersatz Abteilung Nr 4 - Lawitz/Posen) became the largest source, where about 500 aircraft were captured,of which over 100 were suitable for immediate use. In general, in the initial time Polish aviation had about 200 LVG aircraft of various types. Historians report that more than 150 LVG C.V aircraft were acquired from four different sources (the first batch captured from the Germans, the second from the Inter-Allied Reparations Commission, the third purchased in Germany, and the fourth from the Eastern Front). Aircraft of this type were used by several reconnaissance and one bomber fights (escadrilles).
  Interesting is that LVG C.V was chosen by Polish Aviation Headquarters to mass production at Lawica workshops (but end of the Polish - Soviet war ending this project). About 15 LVG C.VI aircraft were deployed in different units. 14 LVG C.II aircraft were included in one that was used in combat (by 12 Eskadra Lotnicza - 12 Air Escadrille), but the rest were unusable and had to be struck off charge. There were also two LVG C.III (3300/17? and 3309/17? captured at Lawica) and one LVG B.II. In addition to combat squadrons, LVG aircraft were used in the air schools in Grudziadz, Krakow, Poznan, Torun and Warsaw. So we could say that the LVG C.V and C.VI were the 'work horses' of the Polish aviation in the initial period and had a big share in its victories...

Piotr Mrozowski



LVG Aircraft in Sweden

  Although relatively few LVG aircraft were used in Sweden, they served both with civilian and military operators. A total of four LVG C.V's, eight LVG C.VI's and one LVG P.I were sold to Sweden.

LVG C.V

  Four LVG C.V's were imported in 1920. One of these was bought by Rudolf Christensen, "Sweden's first flying businessman". The LVG was impounded at Philippenhof, Demmen, on 14 June 1920, but was nevertheless flown to Sweden by Alfred Schiessler (without permission), arriving at Ljungbyhed on 7 October. It was then flown to Stockholm, where it was painted overall red and given the name Rodfageln (Red Bird), and then dismantled. The LVG C.V remained stored until March 1921 at least, when it was offered to Armens Flygkompani (Army Aviation Service). Although considered "usable", the offer was rejected as Christiansen was "being prosecuted for smuggling gold out of the country". Another LVG C.V (c/n 14532) was bought from DLR by the Malmo Aero Club, arriving at Bulltofta on 7 January 1920. The aircraft was badly damaged in a crash on 16 July 1920. In January 1921, the Army Aviation Service workshops received a request to rebuild the LVG. This was rejected. On 15 April 1920, Eskil Forsbeck (then a minor), residing at Junsele in northern Sweden, purchased an LVG C.V via Ludwig Sudicatis &. Co. The aircraft, s/n 9071/18, was impounded at Hannover, but it seems to arrived in Sweden nevertheless. Most likely, it remained firmly grounded. The fourth LVG C.V was bought in Berlin on 15 March 1920 by Sven du Rietz. Arriving in Sweden the following day, it was flown to Norrkoping, where it was destroyed by gales on 18 March. The wreck was impounded by Swedish Customs, and sold at auction on 28 September 1920 for 1,500 kronor.


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Offers

  Following the end of the Great War, a multitude of offers for various left-overs from the German and Austria-Hungarian air arms were submitted. These included the company Steffen & Heyman, which offered various aircraft to the Naval Air Service, including 18 LVG B.III's. The German company B Plage offered 60 LVG and DFW aircraft to Armens Flygkompani (Army Aviation Service). An advertisement in the newspaper Skanska Aftonbladet, dated 28 August 1920, offered no less than 72 former German military aircraft at a bargain price of 11,500 kronor each. This included 12 LVG C.VI's, all powered by 200 h.p. Benz engines. The aircraft were located in Denmark, Test flights at the prospective buyer's expense could be made.
  The individual to contact was Mr. E.L. Fabiansson. The exact circumstances of these cloak-and-dagger offers remain are a fascinating aspect of German aviation.

Jan Forsgren


Журнал Flight


Flight, June 6, 1918.

THE GERMAN L.V.G. BIPLANE, TYPE C.V.

   THE L.V.G. biplane, which is built by the Luft Verkehrs Gesellschaft, is a two-seater, belonging to the C class (general utility machine). It is slower than the C. IV type Rumpler, its climb is not so good (4,000 metres in 35 minutes), and its ceiling is lower (slightly over 5,000 metres). The speed is: At 2,000 metres, 164 kiloms.; at 3,000 metres, 160 kiloms.; at 4,000 metres, 150 kiloms.
   The following are comparative tables of the different types of L.V.G.'s and the L.V.G. C. V and Rumpler C. IV :-

   L.V.G.'s. Rumpler.
Type ." C.II C.IV C.V Type C. IV
Span (upper) 12.85 13.60 13.62 12.60
Span (lower) 11.35 12.00 12.85 12.10
Length overall 8.10 8.60 8.10 8.40
Height 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.25
Lifting surface sq. m. 37.60 40 42.70 33.50 sq. m.
Weight kilogs. 845 900 920 1.010
Engine power 175 h.p. 235 h.p. 225 h.p. 260 h.p.
Make Mercedes Mercedes Benz Mercedes or Maybach

   Both upper and lower wings are set at a dihedral angle, that of the upper -wing being 1°, and that of the lower 2°. There is no stagger and no sweep-back. The trailing edge is flexible. The ribs are spaced about 40 cm. apart, with false ribs in between. The incidence has been found to be as follows: First and second ribs, 4 1/2°; third to ninth ribs, 5° ; tenth rib, 4 1/4° ; eleventh rib, 4 1/2° ; twelfth rib, 4° ; thirteenth rib, 3°.
   In plan view the upper wings are of slightly trapezoidal form, with rounded corners. Their chord is 1.74 m. In the centre there is a semi-circular portion cut away. The wing flags project 34 cm. beyond the wing tip, and have rounded tips somewhat resembling those of the Gothas. Their total length is 2.61 m. Their chord varies from 53 cm. at the root to 75 cm. at the outer end. The wing flap hinges are parallel to the leading edge. The attachment is by means of keyed bolts, of which we give a diagram. This system was employed for the wing attachment on the Roland chaser D. II. It has the advantage of being easy to attach and dismantle.
   The lower wings have, following present German tendency, rounded corners, with the trailing edge shorter than the leading edge, as in the D.F.W., Rumpler C. IV, and Albatros C. 10. The maximum chord is 1.59 m. The wing flap control cables pass through the interior of the lower planes. The inter-plane struts (two pairs on each side of the body) are of wood and streamline in section, the depth being 0.105 m., and taper towards the ends. Owing to the difference in dihedral angle the inner and outer struts are not of the same length. The length of the inner struts is 1.635 m., and of the outer 1.59 m. The gap is 1.74 m. at the body and 1.66 at the outer struts. The total wing surface is 42.270 m., the area of the top plane being 23.260 m., and that of the bottom plane 19.210 m. The cabane is composed of two pairs of N's sloping backwards and inwards.
   The tail plane resembles that of the Albatros chasers, but it will be noticed that the leading edge is much flatter and the plane of smaller chord. The two halves of the tail plane are attached to portions fixed to the body, and which, like the body, are covered with three-ply. The elevator is in one piece and has rounded corners. It is balanced by triangular forward projections at each end. The maximum span is 3.04 m., and the chord 0.65 m. The small triangles have a base of 0.39 m., and a height of 0.39 m. The balanced rudder is placed above the elevator, and forms with the fin an oval sloping backwards. The fin is of three-ply and is of trapezoidal form. The total height of the vertical tail members is 1.068 m. The chord is 0.675 m. (1.15 m. including balancing portion). The internal structure of the tail organs is in the form of metal tubes. The control cables pass into the body at a point 1.50 m. from the stern post. One of the elevator cables passes through the tail plane.
   The body is entirely in three-ply wood, with flat sides and with deeply curved top and less curved bottom. The general lines of the body are less tapered than those of the Rumpler C. IV. The air screw is a "Garuda" of 3.04 m. diameter. The boss is encased in a "spinner."
   The engine is a 225 h.p. Benz, of the same type as that employed on the D.F.W. and F.D.H.G. II. The motor is supplied with petrol from two tanks of a capacity of 249 litres. On the left top plane is mounted a service tank. The tanks contain fuel sufficient for a flight of 3 1/4 hours' duration. The upper portion of the engine is totally enclosed in a metal cover, which can be detached from the body. The exhaust is carried away upwards as in the Rumpler, but the exhaust collector is only slightly curved and is nearly vertical.
   The radiator, which is of the honeycomb type, has a capacity of 35 litres. It is mounted in front of the top plane, on brackets from the front legs of the cabane. Its upper part is braced, by means of a small steel tube fork, to the upper plane. The shutter in front of the radiator is one of the best adopted on German machines. It is simpler than those of the slat system. It consists of a movable blind of strong fabric, which can be rolled up or unrolled at the will of the pilot, thus permitting of obstructing the passage of the air and varying the cooling.
   The pilot's cockpit - behind the engine - is of oval shape, its greatest dimension being from front to back. Close to it is the passenger's cockpit, with a gun ring of 0.60 m. diameter, which carries a support from the Parabellum machine gun. This support resembles those employed on certain of our machines. In front, and on the right hand side, is a fixed machine gun of the Spandau type, fitted with the usual interrupter gear worked by the engine. The gun is fired via Bowden cable. A wireless outfit is carried on board.
   The under-carriage is of the Vee type, with streamline struts of wood. There is one pair of wheels, measuring 0.810 m. by 0.125 m. The tyres are stamped "Harburg," of Vienna.
   The track is 1.98 m. The axle is enclosed in a streamline casing of wood, having a width of 0.20 m. The shock absorbers are in the form of "Sandows." As in the Rumpler C. IV, the rear inner inter-plane strut is braced to the nose of the body by a cable.
   The tail skid, which is mounted on a small fin under the body, is of wood, and terminates in four laminations of steel 0.002 m. thick. The last lamination is reinforced with a steel shoe.
   The machine is camouflaged in light green and mauve as regards the upper surface of the planes and the tail plane. The lower surface of the wings is painted light blue. In the passenger's cockpit there is an opening in the floor accommodating a camera, and the machine appears to have been intended for photographic reconnaissance work. There is no bomb gear.


Flight, December 19, 1918.

THE L.V.G. TWO-SEATER BIPLANES
[Issued by Technical Department (Aircraft Production), Ministry of Munitions]

   THIS report is concerned with two L.V.G. biplanes, of which one is of the C.V. type, while the other, a C.VI. type machine, is of later design, embodying certain alterations and improvements. The C.V. machine is allotted G/3Bde/5, and the C.VI. which was brought down near Proven on August 2nd by two S.E. 5's, piloted by Lieuts. Gordon and Gould, is alloted G/2 Bde/21.
   Any description which follows and is not definitely stated to apply to either model, must be read as appertaining to the C.VI type.
   The C.V. machine was only slightly damaged, and has been put into flying order, but the C.VI. has suffered severely, and it must be stated that on this account the G.A. drawings are not guaranteed to be of absolute accuracy in every respect. The greatest care has, however, been taken in their preparation, and only features of rigging such as dihedral and stagger (besides the tail planes, which are in a very fragmentary condition) are at all doubtful. In matters of detail the drawings are accurate.
   Some leading particulars of both machines are given below :-

   C.V. Type. C.VI. Type.
Weight empty 2,188 lbs. 2,090 lbs.
Total weight 3,141 lbs. 3,036 lbs.
Area of upper wings
   (with ailerons) 238.4 sq. ft. 196.0 sq. ft.
Area of lower wings 190.4 sq. ft. 160.0 sq. ft.
Total area of wings 428.8 sq. ft. 356.0 sq. ft.
Loading per sq. ft. of
   wing surface 7.3 lbs. 8.5 lbs.
Area of aileron, each 13.6 sq.ft. 11.2 sq. ft.
Area of balance of
   aileron 0.4 sq. ft. 0.0 sq. ft.
Area of tail plane 21.6 sq. ft. 28.0 sq. ft.
Area of fin 5.2 sq. ft. 5.2 sq. ft,
Area of rudder 6.8 sq. ft. 6.8 sq. ft.
Area of balance of
   rudder 0.6 sq. ft. 0.6 sq, ft.
Area of elevators 20.8 sq. ft. 16.0 sq. ft.
Area of balance of
   elevator (one) 1.2 sq. ft. 0.8 sq. ft.
Total weight per h.p. 13.7 lbs. 13.2 lbs.
Crew 2 - Pilot and observer.
Armament 1 Spandau and 1 Parabellum
   gun.
Engine 230 h.p. Benz.
Petrol capacity 52 1/2 gals. 52 1/2 gals.

Wings.
   There are several important differences between the arrangement of main planes of the two models, as will be seen by referring to the G.A. drawings.
   The wings of the C.V. L.V.G. are without stagger, and are not swept back, but both upper and lower planes are set at a dihedral angle, this being 1° for the upper, and 2° for the lower wings. The lower planes are smaller all round than the upper, and have rounded tips. The upper planes only have ailerons, which are of equal chord throughout their length, and are balanced. These planes also follow what was, until recently, the usual enemy practice, by being joined at their roots to a central cabane. There is, therefore, no horizontal centre section in this aeroplane, except for the 3-ply box (about 4 in, wide), which surrounds the horizontal tube of the cabane. For improving the view, the upper plane is cut away over the pilot's cockpit. Relative to the crankshaft the upper wing has a constant angle of incidence of 5°. That of the lower wing is the same, except at the tip, where the angle is washed out to 4°, and at the root to 4 1/2°.
   Both upper and lower wings are attached to the body by the same general means, this being adapted to the particular positions and conditions of each joint. In the case of the upper planes, the cabane has lugs welded to its upper side at both ends. Fig. 1 shows the fitting at the forward end, and the pierced lug on the wing spar (see Fig. 2) fits into the fork. The same type of hinge pin is used for all wing joints, and for the aileron hinges also. It consists of a short length of steel tube, carrying at one end some form of stop, and at its other end a slot in which a short rectangular piece of steel is free to rotate, the steel piece being pivoted at its centre. Thus, when the steel piece is placed parallel to the tube, the whole fitting can be passed through any hole which will accommodate the tube, but when the piece is placed at right angles to the tube axis, the tube cannot be withdrawn through a small hole. A helical spring ensures that the steel piece shall be pressed against the hole, and not be free to slip into the parallel position.
   The lower wing attachments are very similar, as will be gathered from Figs. 3 and 4, which show respectively the front and rear joints, and this plan has not been changed on the C.VI. type of L.V.G., except that the lug on the wing spar is now fashioned as shown in Fig. 5.
   In the later model - the C.VI - the planes are of the same general shape, but important changes are remarked. The radiator has been moved from the position it occupied on the C.V. (see G.A. drawings), and is now built into the horizontal centre section. It is, of course, common German practice to build the radiator into the upper plane, and such a position is not incompatible with the cabane type of centre section strutting. This is particularly true when-as is the case in the. L.V.G.-a service petrol tank is supported by the upper plane, and can be made to balance the radiator. It is clear, therefore, that the alteration in design from the cabane system to the centre section system has not been made solely to accommodate the radiator.
   So far as may be judged from the machine in its present condition, the C.VI has a positive stagger of 10 in., and both upper and lower planes have a similar dihedral angle, viz., 1°. Ailerons are still fitted to the upper plane only, but are not balanced in this model. The upper and lower wing sections of the C.VI. model are shown in Fig. 6, and Fig. 7 gives the C.VI. upper wing section with the R.A.F. 14 section superimposed. The R.A.F. 14 section is dotted.

(To be concluded.)


Flight, December 19, 1918.

THE L.V,G. TWO-SEATER BIPLANES
[Issued by Technical Department (Aircraft Production), Ministry of Munitions.]
(Concluded from page 1431.)

Wing Construction
   (THESE details were all noticed in the C.VI. machine, as in the earlier type the planes are still covered with fabric.)
   Both front and rear spars are of the box type, and wrapped with fabric. Sections drawn to scale are given in Fig. 8, but these drawings do not show internal construction, as the spars have not yet been divided.
   The overall height and width of each spar, taken respectively parallel and perpendicular to the vertical walls, are :- Upper plane, front spar, height 3 1/4 in., width 1 7/16 in.; rear spar, height 3 in., width 1 15/16 in.; lower plane, rear spar, height 3 in., width 1 11/16 in.; front spar, height 2 7/8 in., width 1 11/16 in.
   It has been possible to draw a section of the front spar of the C.V. machine, and the result is given in Fig. 9. There is every reason to believe that all the other spars of the L.V.G. are of similar construction. Fig. 10 shows a crude but effective method of repairing a broken spar. The repair was carried out by the enemy, probably in the field.
   The leading edge is of the customary C section, and is followed at 7 in. interval by the front spar. The space between the two spars - 25 3/4 in. wide - is braced with cables and piano wire, and contains four ash compression struts of I section, which are simply butted into sockets obviously intended to carry steel tubes. (These compression struts are steel in the C.V. model.) The distance from the rear spar to the wire trailing edge is 2 ft. 6 3/8 in. The ribs, of which a section is shown, are of the usual type, and are spaced at intervals of 16 3/4 in., centre to centre. They are unlightened. Equally between them are placed two false ribs - mere strips of wood let into the leading edge and tacked to the spars. These false ribs have floating ends 7 1/2 in. behind the rear spar.
   The construction of the lower plane does not differ from that of the upper plane just described, except that the false ribs are not found in it.

Ailerons
   The ailerons of the L.V.G. no longer possess the peculiar step in the trailing edge that has for so long been associated with the design, and the ailerons are rather different in the two types. The C.V. model has ailerons which are balanced while those of the C.VI. are not. The respective areas are given on the first page of the report. With regard to the constructional features, only those of the later type can be described. The whole construction is of wood, with the exception of the aileron lever, a sketch of which is given (Fig. 11). This is of the usual curved type in the C.V. machine (see Fig. 12), but is made to serve as a rib also in the C.VI. type. The wooden ribs, together with the wood leading and trailing edges, form a structure which is very light. Both machines have the ailerons hinged to a false spar some distance behind the rear spar, and the hinges are all of the type that has already been described in connection with the wing attachments (see Fig. 13).

Struts
   The L.V.G. is one of the few enemy aeroplanes that employ interplane struts of wood. They are of the shape shown in, Fig. 14, and are of streamline section (2 1/4 in. x 1 9/16 in.), slightly hollowed out for lightening purposes. Fabric is wrapped round the strut in three places, and the form of the strut sockets is made clear in the sketch (Fig. 14), which shows one of the C.V. struts.
   The types of strut socket employed in the C.VI. machine is shown in Fig. 15, while Fig. 16 shows how the strut is attached to the spar. The socket is held in place on the strut by simply inserting a suitable length of steel tube through a drilled hole in socket and strut and riveting over the ends.
   As has already been mentioned, the centre section struts are different in the two types. In the C.V. machine the cabane, the shape of which is made clear by the G.A. drawings, is made of streamline steel tubing. This has been changed, and the C.VI. model has parallel centre section struts of wood, which are like the letter N when seen from the port side. Fig. 17 shows the pint between the spar of the centre section and the strut. The unusual arrangement of the cross-bracing of this centre section should be noticed in the front view, G.A. drawings.
   The line of the front limb of the N is carried on by the third fuselage bulkhead, and finishes at the front joint of fuselage and undercarriage. The angle between the rear two limbs of the N is practically bisected by the line of the fifth bulkhead, which finishes at the rear joint of fuselage and undercarriage. This is shown by a diagram, Fig. 18. The C.V. machine has a sloping steel tubular strut between engine bearer and rear undercarriage attachment (see Fig. 19), but by the rearrangement of bulkheads the necessity for this has vanished, and the strut is not found in the later model.

Fuselage
   The earlier types of L.V.G. had bodies built on the cross-braced girder system. Both the machines described possess the same type of fuselage, totally different from the girder system, viz., a framework of bulkheads and longerons, covered with a thin layer of 3-ply and totally without wire bracing. Fig. 20 gives the number of shapes of the bulkhead in the C.V. machine, and incidentally reveals the shape of the fuselage. The C.VI. type has generally the same arrangement, but the third and fifth, bulkhead are no longer vertical in this model, and the tail part of the body has been strengthened by the insertion of another cross piece.
   Although the fuselage of the L.V.G. biplane ends in a vertical wedge, the provision of a centre section for the tail plane gives a cruciform appearance to this part. This is shown clearly by Fig. 21, where the two sides of the tail plane centre section are drawn in thin lines. The 3-ply covering to the fuselage rounds off the joint of body and tail plane in the neat way that is found in so many German aeroplanes. (See Fig. 22.)

Tail
   The shape of the fixed tail planes is shown in the G.A. drawings. The main box spar (see dotted section in Fig. 21) passes right through the body. The rear spar, to which the elevators are hinged, is of rectangular section wood, hollowed on its rear face to take the steel tube which serves as the elevator spar. The tail is so badly damaged that detailed analysis is impossible, but the fixed tail planes are of wooden construction, with the usual ribs and semicircular leading edge. It will be noticed that the tail plane is not set parallel to the crankshaft line, but is raised through an angle of 5°, and it has a symmetrical streamline section.
   The elevator, which is balanced and undivided in both models, is a welded structure of light steel tubing, and presents no unusual feature. There is a small protecting horn provided on the tail plane, to prevent damage to the corner of the balanced portion of the elevator - Fig. 23 gives a clear idea of this example of thoroughness.
   The tail skids are both of the same general type as that of the Pfalz Scout, i.e., the member is entirely exposed, and does not project into the fuselage. It is of ash, and the upper end is so shaped as to avoid the necessity for any metal link or fitting. Both machines also have a small triangular fin on the underside of the fuselage which serves the double purpose of providing fin area and of adapting the shape of the fuselage to the slope required for the tail skid. (See Fig. 22.)
   It will be seen from the sketch (Fig. 24) that the skid of the C.V. machine carries a four-leaved fiat spring bolted a little to the rear of the pivot. In the later model this has been discarded. The shape of the lower triangular fin also differs slightly - that of the C.VI. has been simplified and strengthened. The workmanship of the sheet steel angle piece on the C.VI. machine gives one the impression that it is a "squadron fitting." It is of fairly heavy gauge, and may have replaced a weaker part fitted by the manufacturer.

Undercarriage
   The landing gears of both machines are similar, and in general arrangement conform to the practice that is now practically standard. The vee struts are of streamline section, and constructed of fabric-covered wood. The practice of using wood for undercarriage struts is, of course, unusual in enemy machines, but is in conformity with the other struts - interplane and centre section - on this machine.
   The major and minor axes of cross section of one of the front struts (and all four, front and rear, are of equal dimensions) are respectively 2 9/32 in. and 4 7/8 in.
   The upper and lower extremities are capped with steel sockets, which allow of attachment to the fuselage at the upper extremities and at the lower ends serve to connect the two limbs of the vee, and are provided with accommodation for the shock absorber. Figs. 25 and 26 show respectively the component parts of the attachment to the fuselage, and the socket at the lower part of the vee. From Fig. 25 it will be noticed that the ball at the head of the strut beds into a hemispherical socket attached to the fuselage. The lower half of the ball articulates with a curved surface on the ferrule, and the ferrule next slipped over attachment. In assembling this joint - and this is a matter of seconds only - the ball is first passed through the opening provided on the ferrule, and the ferrule next slipped over the body lug and pinned in place. All four body attachments are of this type in the C.VI, machines, but in the C.V. model the joint was made by simply pinning the ball to its socket, without the refinement of a ferrule.
   The shock absorber is of the coil spring type, with three small diameter springs lying side by side, as indicated in Fig. 26. A loop of cable limits the amount of axle travel, and between the lower extremities of the vees is a steel compression tube, of 1 1/2 in. O.D., and behind this lies the axle, which is encased in a 3-ply fairing. It will be noticed that the compression tube is not included in the fairing, and when the axle is raised as the machine lands, the fairing travels with the axle. This method allows of good accessibility to these components, but is not quite so good an arrangement from the streamline point of view as the common method of allowing the axle to lift out of a fixed fairing.
   The schedule of principal weights, given at the end of this report, is of considerable interest as regards the undercarriage.
   The wheels are 810 x 125, and the track 6 ft. 7 in. The cross bracing does not start from either front or rear fuselage attachments, but from the front spar joint on the fuselage.

Controls
   As is the case throughout the design, the controls of the two aeroplanes are generally similar, but differ in detail. In the C.V. machine, the control lever, at the head of which is the usual two-handed grip, operates two rocking shafts which axe perpendicular to one another. The transverse tube, which actuates the elevators, is cranked in the middle and supported on four brackets, marked a, b, c, and d, in Fig. 27, which act as bearings. To the middle point is pinned the front half of the jaw which is found on the bottom of the control lever. This pin A, always points directly to the centre of the pin B, which passes through the rear half of the jaw and is itself always exactly in line with the bearing of the transverse shaft. This somewhat complicated arrangement allows the transverse shaft to be rotated round axis a, b, B, c, d, and at the same time permits the other shaft to rock on its own bearings. A simple contracting band brake controlled by a Bowden lever and cable serves to lock the elevator controls in any desired position. This brake is found in both types.
   The C.VI. controls are rather different, and are shown in Fig. 28, which clearly explains their operation. The naked aileron control cables pass through the lower wing near the rear spar, and run over the aluminium pulleys illustrated in Fig. 29. The upper extremities of these cables are attached to the welded control lever which works in a slot in the upper plane. The differences between the two types in the matter of the aileron lever has already been commented upon.
   The rudder bars of the two types are of the same general design, but the problem of leading the cables round the base of the large petrol tank immediately behind the rudder bar, is solved in different ways. In the later type, a semicircular extension to the rudder bar avoids the necessity for the two extra pulleys and bearings found in the C.V. type. Reference to Fig. 30 will make this point clear.

Engine Mounting and Control
   The 230 h.p. Benz engine is mounted on wooden bearers of rectangular section, 1 5/8 in. wide and 3 1/4 in. deep, supported on the cross bulkheads found in the front of the fuselage. In the C.V. machine there is a steel tubular strut on each side which is in compression between the rear portion of the engine bearer and the front undercarriage joint (see Fig. 19). As has already been mentioned, the rearrangement of the fuselage bulkheads allows this strut to be dispensed with in the C.VI. model.
   The throttle lever is of the familiar ratchet-quadrant type, and in the C.V. machine there is no interconnected throttle lever on the control stick. Although the C.VI. control lever is missing, it is fairly certain that this is true of this type also. Those bulkheads which are likely to receive oil drippings from the crankcase are protected by aluminium strips employed in the manner shown in Fig. 31.

Oil and Petrol Systems
   Both machines have a main petrol tank under the pilot's seat and a gravity tank attached to the upper plane. In the C.V. machine this tank is placed on the upper surface of the port plane, alongside the narrow centre section. The later type has the tank beneath the port upper plane, as will he noticed from the scale drawings. In this case the filler passes through the plane, and has the cap on the plane's.
   The C.VI. main tank has a capacity of 47 gallons, and the gravity tank a capacity of 5 1/2 gallons, thus giving a total petrol capacity of 52 1/2 gallons. There is a hand petrol pump which allows the pilot to fill the gravity tank from the main tank, and an engine petrol pump which draws fuel from the main tank and passes it on under pressure to the small cylindrical compartment of the main tank, whence it flows to the carburettor. This is, of course, the usual Benz system, and has been fully reported upon.
   The exhaust pipes are of welded sheet steel, and are carried higher than is usual in the C.VI. model (see Fig. 32).

Radiator
   The positions respectively occupied by the radiators of the two models are quite different; though both are in conformity with enemy practice. Reference to the scale drawings will make it clear that the C.V radiator is supported in front of the leading edge of the upper plane on struts clamped to the cabane, while that of the C.VI. occupies the middle part of the centre section and is flush with the curvature. The construction also differs. The vertical (C.V.) radiator is composed of flat vertical films, which are crimped and set "staggered" so that their appearance is similar to that of a honeycomb radiator. The C.V. type has the usual oval section brass tubes running perpendicular to the chord of the wing. Fig. 33 gives a sketch of the earlier radiator, and of its supports. The shutters work on different systems, as will be noticed from the sketches. The vertical shutter of the C.V. machine is of the roller blind type, with cables which operate positively, one to unroll and the other to roll up the blind. This shutter puts out of action approximately one-third of the radiator area. The C.VI. shutter effect is obtained by moving a handle which alters the slope of nine parallel hinged flaps, as illustrated in Fig. 34.

Instruments
   The pilot's cockpit is not provided with a dashboard, but the instruments are distributed chiefly on the left-hand side of the pilot. They comprise the usual Bosch starting magneto and key switch; an oil-pressure gauge calibrated to 4 kg. per sq. cm.; a petrol-pressure gauge to 5 kg. per sq. cm.; a Maximall petrol gauge to the main tank, a grease pump, and throttle and ignition levers of the usual type.
   The observer's cockpits of both machines are provided with circular camera holes in the flooring, and each hole is fitted with an aluminium cover, but these covers are manipulated differently. The aperture of the C.V. machine is about 9 in. in diameter, and the type of cover is clearly shown in Fig. 35. That of the C.VI. model is 12 in. in diameter, and is covered simply by an aluminium sheet which slides in parallel grooves outside the fuselage. The C.VI. biplane was fitted with a complete wireless outfit when captured, but of the internal fittings only the aerial and reel remain, and these m entirely standard. The current was obtained from a dynamo attached to the undercarriage strut, which is still in situ, though its propeller is missing. This dynamo is shown in Fig. 36.
   The fitting shown in Fig. 37 was found on the starboard side of the C.V. machine; and is obviously a release for some light object. Its precise function is unknown. Fig. 38 shows the C.VI. gun ring, and it will be noticed that the padded clip is not in its usual vertical position.

Fabric and Dope
   The usual printed fabric with a design of coloured polygons is used - and nothing regarding fabric or painting calls for comment

   Both of these aeroplanes are at present at the Enemy Aircraft View Room, Islington. Passes may be obtained on application to :- The Controller, Technical Department, Ap.D. (L.), Central House, Kingsway, W.C. 2.

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LVG C.V 9751/17 of Flieger Abteilung (A) 212, observer Lt. Willi Pysall.
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LVG C.V 9754/17 after capture and being painted in French markings. December 1917.
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LVG C.V 9863/17 of FliegerAbteilung 210. The aircraft has tactical no. 1 and a zig-zag band.
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LVG C.V 4404/17 (14404/17 ???) in 1918 national insignia. The unusual markings, coloring, and serial application indicate training use.
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LVG C.V of Schusta 11, St. Aquaire Aerodrome, October 1917.
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LVG C.V of Flieger Abteilung 7.
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LVG C.V of Flieger Abteilung (A) 212 flown by Uffz. Schroeder (pilot) and Lt. Auer (observer).
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LVG C.V of Fliegerabteilung 45 with blue band and brewer's star personal marking. The color of the band is assumed.
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LVG C.V of Marine Schusta I or II.
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LVG C.V of Schusta 29b.
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LVG C.V of Schlasta 27b in mid 1918.
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LVG C.V of Flieger Abteilung (A) 238.
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LVG C.V with stylized 'S' on white band.
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LVG C.V of Flieger Abteilung (A) 253 crewed by Lt. Teske. Teske had served with the Turks, hence the star and crescent insignia.
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LVG C.V of an unknown unit. Lozenge wing fabric is speculative.
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LVG C.V of FliegerAbteilung (A) 233. The nose stripes are a unit marking.
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LVG C.V with Naval Ensign marking, 1918.
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LVG C.V A66 in the postwar Austrian civil register. Dark nose, struts, and upper wing tips depicted as red.
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LVG C.V A66 in the postwar Austrian civil register. Dark nose, struts, and upper wing tips depicted as black.
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LVG C.V of the Swiss Air Service postwar. Colors speculative.
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LVG C.V 2228/17 Maria Ema, 12 Eskadra Wywiadowcz Kakenkowicze Aerodrome, September 1919
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LVG C.V 15917/17, 1st Eskadra Wielkopolska, Przemysl Aerodrome, April 1919
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LVG C.V 9495/18 III Repair Depot Lwow Aerodrome
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
LVG C.V in the colors of Ukrainian aviation. Airplanes of this type were also used by Polish aviation, including the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron - 1919.
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LVG C.V in Latvian service postwar. A modified radiator is mounted under the fuselage.
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LVG C.V 9746/17 captured by the British on 29 April 1918 and given the captured aircraft designation G-3-5 (G/3rd Brigade /5) and British markings.
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This LVG C.V at Johannisthal was the C.V prototype. The LVG C.V was basically a refinement of the DFW C.V as both were designed by the same man, Diplom-lngenieur Wilhelm Sabersky-Mussigbrodt. Sabersky replaced a very ill Franz Schneider as chief designer at LVG on 1 July 1916, and this was his first design for LVG. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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Another view of the LVG C.V prototype at Johannisthal. The LVG C.V was more refined than the preceding DFW C.V and as a result had slightly improved performance. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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LVG C.V 3242/17 probably at Doberitz. Standing before the aeroplane are Rittmeister Prince Friedrich Sigismund (left) and LVG designer Dipl. Ing. Willi Sabersky
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LVG C.V 3263/17 with a neatly applied hammer marking. The upper cowling has been removed for operation in warm weather and it has the usual LVG gun ring and flare holder. The personnel and unit are unidentified.
LVG C.V 3263/17 of Fl. Abt. A 226 in 1917.
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Tired of paying royalties on the DFW C.V it was building under license, LVG hired the DFW's designer and the LVG C.V was a refinement of the earlier DFW C.V Both aircraft were powered by the 200 hp Benz Bz.IV engine. The LVG C.V served together with the DFW C.V in two-seater units until the end of the war.
LVG C.V 3272/17 of the first production batch. The interplane and undercarriage struts are wood to conserve steel tube.
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LVG C.V 3297/17
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LVG C.V 3314/17 shares the field with some Albatros D.Va fighters. The 'X' marking on the fuselage is interesting. The serial number still appears on the rudder. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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LVG C.V 3368/17 carries tactical no. 3 and a Mercedes Star on the fuselage, which was the unit marking of Fl. Abt. 19. The production center-section offered a good field of view and fire. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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At an Armee Flug Park, are brand new LVG C.Vs 3397/17 and 3355/17 from the first production batch.
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LVG C.V 3882/17 with its ground crew on its airfield. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V, likely 3882/17, running up its engine, apparently prior to a mission. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 4404/17 photographed in flight. We can not explain the large application of the serial number on the fuselage and the overall light paint job; this would often indicate a training or communications machine, but this one is armed and 'escorted'; the upper photo shows its Fokker D.VII escort. A long streamer is attached to the outboard wing strut. The exhaust manifold is somewhat different shape than that normally seen.
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Official Kogenluft photo of LVG C.V 9154/17 loading mail at Keiv. This machine is disarmed - no pilot's gun and no Parabellum. The translucency of the wings would indicate that they were covered in clear-doped linen and not camouflaged, in keeping with its non-combat role.
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LVG C.V 9437/17 (at right) and Rumpler C.IV C8424/16 Dalila are among the aircraft being repaired in this hangar. Two more LVG C.V aircraft are visible along with another aircraft, perhaps an LVG C.V, at left. The photo was taken at AFP 4.
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The previous markings have apparently been scrapped off LVG C.V 9474/17 and it is being used as a "hack" aircraft by Jasta 5. The original white band and "6" show through a coat of overpaint, possibly in Jasta 5 green. The engine is running and the aircraft is ready for take-off. The upper cowling has been removed to prevent overheating in warm weather.
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View of LVG C.V 9477/17 of FA(A) 238 at Ingelmunster. At least 14 bullet holes are covered by patches painted as cockades. The aircraft carries a barograph between the inner wing struts. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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View of LVG C.V 9477/17 of FA(A) 238 at Ingelmunster. At least 14 bullet holes are covered by patches painted as cockades. The aircraft carries a barograph between the inner wing struts. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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LVG C.V 9563/17 with its ground crew on its airfield. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Unit personnel have their photo taken with LVG C.V 9571/17.
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Captured LVG C.V 9574/17. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9574/17 was forced down by the French
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LVG C.V 9574/17 in French hands
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LVG C.V 9574/17 was captured on 27 November, 1917. It was assigned to FA(A) 258 and is shown during its evaluation by the French. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9574/17 was captured on 27 November, 1917. It was assigned to FA(A) 258 and is shown during its evaluation by the French. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9574/17 was captured at Auroir. It was assigned to FA(A) 258; Lt. Hans Schrock, observer, was made POW. Here a French crew is in the aircraft. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9574/17 after capture surrounded by French mechanics. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Close-up of the tail of LVG C.V 9574/17 after capture. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Nose detail of LVG C.V 9574/17 after its capture during its evaluation by the French. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Captured LVG C.V 9574/17 being inspected by French officers after being painted in French insignia. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9574/17 photographed at Cantigny 6 December, 1917. It is being evaluated after capture by the French and has been painted in French national insignia. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9637/17 ready for take-off on its next mission in the winter snow. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9576/17
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LVG C.V 9663/17 tactical number 3. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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A postwar view of LVG C.V 9667/17 taken in April 1919. The large, non-standard presentation of the serial number indicates this aircraft may have been flown as a trainer.
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LVG C.V 9683/17 of FA 210. There is a zig-zag marking on the rear fuselage and tactical number 1 .The observer has an LVG gun ring and a rack of flares on the side of the observer's cockpit.
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LVG C.V 9699/17 on wheel Type I Zak III painted white. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9727/17 in the colorful markings of FliegerAbteilung (A) 238. A field modification to strengthen the tail was the cable between the fin and horizontal stabilizer. The LVG gun mount was a copy of the British Scarff ring. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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LVG C.V 9727/17 of Flieger Abteilung 19
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Six LVG C.V biplanes, including C.9730/17, C.14595/17 and C.14603/17
Unit lineup of LVG C.V aircraft of Fl. Abt. (A) 255 in the summer of 1917. Each aircraft appears to have an individual fuselage marking (star on the left aircraft, band, crescent, and arrow are visible). (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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Lt. Willi Pysall of FliegerAbteilung (A) 212 in the observer's cockpit of LVG C.V 9751/17 with his pilot ready for takeoff. The rack above the skull insignia is full of flares for the mission.
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Leutnant Willi Pysall sporting a monocle, of Flieger Abteilung (A) 212, in front of LVG C.V 9751/17.
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Flieger-Abteilung (A) 252w crewmen Unteroffizier Wilhelm Weniger, pilot, and Leutnant der Reserve Fritz Freit, observer, in an LVG C.V with early summer 1918 markings. The aircraft shown may be LVG C.V 9810/17 in wich the crew were killed on 27 May 1918.
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LVG C.V 9812/17 at Catigny, 16 February 1918
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LVG C.V 9812/17. It has the full cowling used in cold weather.
H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/
This LVG C V two seater has been flown to England for test and evaluation after its capture. First flown in early 1917, the LVG C V was deployed operationally during the summer of 1917. A sturdy design, the machine was well liked by its crews despite the somewhat restricted visibility it offered to both pilot and observer. Powered by a 200hp Benz Bz IV, the CV had a top level speed of 105mph at sea level, along with an impressive ceiling of 21,060 feet. Pilot and observer both had a 7.92mm machine gun. While no precise figures survive, several hundred LVG C Vs are known to have been built.
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LVG C.V, 9847/17 in Schwerin in August 1918; note the unusual re-application of the serial. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9889/17 of FA 210 has a horseshoe fuselage marking, perhaps the unit marking. A Bavarian (?) Lion marking is on the fin, shown in close-up at left. The lion insignia on the fin may not be the Bavarian version (it doesn't have the double tail of the Bavarian Lion), but it seems to be holding an emblem of a bomb or a grenade. Furthermore, underneath it is the Latin proverb Carpe Diem (seize the day). Interestingly, the rudder has a 1918 cross but the rest of the aircraft carries the standard as-built 1917 national insignia.
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LVG C.V 9895/17. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 13484/17 work number 3802.
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LVG C.V 14412/17 of an unknown unit is painted a light color. It has a Man-in-the-moon marking on the fuselage and a mascot/good luck charm on an inboard inter-plane strut. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Derelict LVG C.V in a hangar. The presence of an American soldier indicates the time is postwar. The aircraft sports a crescent Moon fuselage marking.
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LVG C.V 14443/17 photographed with ground crew has been dismantled for transportation. (Piotr Mrozowski)
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LVG C.V (possibly 15820/17) of Saxon FA(A) 208 tactical no. 9; Lt. Dannenberg, observer, pilot Andres or Andresen. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V (possibly 15820/17) of Saxon FA(A) 208 tactical no. 9; the swastika is the unit marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Two views of captured LVG C.V 15950/17 on display at the Tuilleries Gardens in Paris in October/ November 1918. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Two views of captured LVG C.V 15950/17 on display at the Tuilleries Gardens in Paris in October/ November 1918. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 1766/17 (???) in early 1918 insignia. The serial number has been applied to the fuselage, which is now camouflaged, instead of the rudder per previous LVG practice. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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Lt. Wittmann with LVG C.V 1026/18 of FAA 287b in the field. A pennant hangs from the wingtip.
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LVG C.V 1766/18 under repair with other aircraft in an airship hangar. As part of the repair job, the fuselage has been repainted in the same two camouflage colors seen on the wings; this was not done at the factory originally. The camouflage pattern on the wings also indicates that they have been repainted. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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LVG C.V 1783/18 ready for take-off. The spinner is not fitted.
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Franz und Emil with their LVG C.V 1783/18 that has the serial on the fuselage. The LVG gun ring and flare rack are prominent. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
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One of the work-horses of the artillery observation flights, the L.V.G. C V, with an interesting insignia displayed on the fuselage.
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Fred Neumann was the artist for the LVG posters reproduced throughout these volumes.
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The crew of an LVG C.V of FA 45 pose with their colorfully-marked aircraft. The star on the fuselage band is a 'brewer's star', the logo of a beer brewer. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Lt. Auer (left) and Uffz. Schroeder with their LVG C.V assigned to Fl.Abt. (A) 212. The aircraft has a full cowling, LVG gun ring, and a fuselage arrow marking with dark outline. (Greg VanWyngarden & Reinhard Zankl)
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An LVG C.V from and unidentified unit is surrounded with personnel getting it ready for flight. The C.V has 1917 insignia and a white fuselage band with tactical number 5 in it. The aircraft has a fully-cowled engine and LVG gun ring. (Reinhard Zankl)
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LVG C.V with three-pointed star insignia and observer named Zimmerman; there is no other data available. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V of FA(A) 212; the star and crescent is a personal marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Crew in their LVG C.V of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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A crewman of FAA 199b poses with an unidentified LVG C.V with flare rack and uncowled engine. (Bruno Schmaling)
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Two views of a crew from Flieger Abteilung (A) 233 with their LVG C.V. The pilot is Uffz. Richard Scholl and observer is Lt.d.R. Eugen Anderer. They were both KIA together in a flight on 26 Sept. 1918. The aircraft has a fully stocked flare rack for the observer, LVG gun mount with machine gun with telescopic sight, uncowled engine, and the unit markings on the nose. These may have been different colors for each crew. (Bruno Schmaling)
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Lt. Forster and Lt. Hitschler and their LVG C.V ready for their next mission of FliegerAbteilung (A) 298b, at Les Baraques airfield in the spring of 1918. Their ground crew is in the bottom photo.
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The crew of a Marine Flieger Abteilung with their LVG C.V. The aircraft has an unusual out-board wireless dynamo with its antenna weight hanging below the fuselage. The observer has a full cartridge rack and a Parabellum LMG 14 machine gun with telescopic sight. The aircraft carries mid-1918 insignia.
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The crew of an apparently new LVG C.V of FA(A) 238 are photographed in it. The aircraft is too new to have its tactical number painted on it yet. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V of Flieger Abteilung 25 with painted fuselage. Uffz. Wilhelm Hubner was the pilot. (Greg VanWyngarden)
Pilot Unteroffizier Wilhelm Hubener (right) of FLieger Abteilung 25 in an LVG C.V.
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Ltn.d.R. Josef Kohl and pilot Glatta in an LVG C.V of FA 48. The pilot's name "Glatta" seems to be a nickname or mistaken rendering of Oblt.d.R. Friedrich Klatte. The observer is well supplied with flares and flare gun and the crew are fully clothed for flight. (Bruno Schmaling)
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The crew photographed by LVG C.V tactical '6' of FA(A) 238 before wrecking it. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V observer demonstrates his gun. The aerial weight is visible below the fuselage. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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An LVG C.V being run up by a mechanic. The engine is fully cowled and a small flare rack is fitted along with the usual LVG gun ring. A 1917 insignia is barely visible.
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Unidentified crew of an LVG C.V of FA 48. The observer is well supplied with flares and flare gun. (Bruno Schmaling)
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LVG C.V tactical number 1 of an unknown unit. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V of Fl. Abt. 265 Minna. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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Unidentified LVG C.V in early 1918 insignia runs up its engine.
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An LVG C.V with black and white 'V' marking.
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LVG C.V of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with crewman, dog mascot, and good luck charm. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Unknown aviator of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with his LVG C.V. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Official closeup photo of an LVG C.V and its pilot. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with crewman. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V with exposed engine in a hangar. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Lt.d.R. Paul Forster and Lt.d.R. Hitschler of FliegerAbteilung (A) 298b, at Les Baraques airfield in the spring of 1918 with their LVG C.V ready for another mission. The upper cowling has been removed for operation in warm weather. A dynamo is fitted to the undercarriage.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Perhaps a family visit to a unit while training in Germany with an LVG C.V in the background. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The LVG C.V of Arthur Laumann, on the left, when he was a pilot in FAA 265. Later he transferred to fighters, and as a member of Jasta 66 and later commander of Jasta 10, he scored 28 victories and won the Pour le Merite. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Lt.d.R. Anderer (observer) and pilot Uffz. Richard Scholl with ground personnel from FliegerAbteilung(A) 233 with an unidentified and well-maintained LVG C.V. The aircraft has a fully stocked flare rack for the observer, LVG gun mount with machine gun with telescopic sight, uncowled engine, and unit markings on the nose. The wings are covered in camouflage fabric with light rib tapes and it has 1918 insignia. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V aircraft; that above is fitted with mudguards that are certainly useful. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of FA(A) 256 and its crew of Oblt. Otto Fischer and Gefreiter Schmalt, May 1918. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of an unidentified unit with German battle ensign between the national insignia and the tactical number 4. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
This is the crew of Lt.d.R. Paul Forster and Lt.d.R. Hitschler of FliegerAbteilung (A) 298b, at Les Baraques airfield in the spring of 1918.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Sgt. Friedrich Heinlein of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with an LVG C.V. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Smiling pilot from FliegerAbteilung (A) 199b in an unidentified LVG C.V with 1917 insignia. The aircraft has a sizeable flare rack for the observer. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Lt. Stein and his LVG C.V in late 1917.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The crew of an LVG C.V with Barograph box. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Unknown crewmen photographed with an LVG C.V of unknown units. The aircraft at right has no spinner.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Unidentified aircrew and LVG C.V aircraft of FA(A) 233. Pilot Uffz. Richard Scholl at right stands by a mascot/good luck charm. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of FA(A) 233 with "Feldgrau" doll/mascot and barograph. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Unidentified LVG C.V undergoing maintenance in the snow. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Unidentified LVG C.V. (Reinhard Zankl)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V with striped nose and no cowling with crew in a hangar; the ground crew is behind. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V with no spinner and exposed engine with a pilot of a postwar Freikorps unit. The weights table was painted on the fuselage in white. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V with no spinner and exposed engine and crew with pets. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
The crew of Vzfw. Georg Gund (left) and observer Lt.d.R. Karl Eisenmenger of Fl. Abt. (A) 263 were on an artillery spotting flight in this LVG on 23 May 1918 when they were attacked by six British fighters. They fought their way back, claimed five of the fighters shot down, and were actually credited with four (in one fight). That is why they were memorialized in Sanke Card #636. Gund was killed in a crash on 9 June 1918 and Eisenmenger was badly wounded on 17 June 1918. Here Eisenmenger has a full rack of flares. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V tactical number 6 of an unknown unit; the crew is getting ready to fly. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V aircraft of Marine Schusta 1 or II with an 'X' marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Franz und Emil with their LVG C.V; the aircraft has a full cowling, LVG gun ring, and full flare rack. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Two views of an LVG C.V of FliegerAbteilung 7 and its crew.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V and crew. The weight table is clearly stenciled in dark letters. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V and crew. A barograph box is attached to the inner struts. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Additional views of Lt.d.R. Josef Kohl, an observer of FA 48 with his LVG C.V. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The crew of LVG C.V Lenchen display the colorful marking on their aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Franz und Emil with their LVG C.V display the striking zig-zag marking on their aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crew of LVG C.V of FAA 257; the aircraft has a full cowling, LVG gun ring, and full flare rack. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V with the crew getting ready to fly. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Lt. Weyer, Kofi of Heeresgruppe F in Palestine on the left. On the right is Hauptmann Franz Walz, commander of Fl. Abt. 304b in Palestine. Walz had previously been CO of Jasta Boelcke, then Jasta 34b on the Western Front and would win the Pour le Merite for his stellar service in Palestine. The LVG C.V has been patched. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of an unidentified unit with a winged artillery shell as a marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crew of an LVG C.V meets with some motorcycle dispatch riders. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Rearview of the LVG C.V camouflage pattern for the initial production aircraft.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b in flight without spinner. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
An unidentified LVG C.V in flight wears 1918 insignia and camouflage wing fabric with dark rib tapes.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Two different LVG C.V aircraft of FAA 199b in flight. The upper is in mid-1918 camouflage and markings, and the lower is in 1917 camouflage and markings. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b in flight with the observer using a camera. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b in flight over the clouds. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V tactical no. 1 Saxon FA(A) 208; the swastika is the unit marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V approaching for a one-wheel landing. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V after a one-wheel landing; the ground crew are rushing to help. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V aircraft of Marine Schusta 1 or II testing engines before take-off. The center aircraft has a Rat emblem.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.VI 120X4/18 (work number 5105) heads a lineup of LVG C.V and C.VI aircraft thought to be the final wartime production batch from LVG in October 1918. Behind it is a C.V, offering an opportunity to compare nose contours.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
A unit equipped with the LVG C.V in the field; note the tent hangars. (Rob Bell)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The airfield of an Abteilung equipped with LVG C.V aircraft.
C.Owers, J.Herris - Hannover Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (46)
Flieger-Abteilung lineup with several Hannover CL.II, a DFW C.V, and two LVG C.Vs.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V aircraft and a DFW C.V in the right background with bold markings that may be from Schusta 29b. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - Pfalz Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (5)
A Pfalz D.IIIa at Jastaschule with an LVG C.V.
J.Herris - AEG Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (16)
AEG G.IV G.1131/16 from the second G.IV production batch is being evaluated with other captured German aircraft, including an LVG C.V and Albatros D.Va, at the French aviation test center at Villacoublay.
J.Herris - Rumpler Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/ (11)
Rumpler C.IV 8424/16 Dalila of the first production batch undergoes maintenance.This early production C.IV is the subject of Steve Anderson's cover painting. LVG C.V aircraft are on both sides of Dalila.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V bomb racks. Although designed for reconnaissance, the C.V could carry a 50 kg. (110 pound) bomb load composed of four 12.5 kg PuW bombs on the racks shown here.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
An LVG C.V loaded on a train arrives at FEA Schleissheim.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
An Abteilung equipped with LVG C.V aircraft is packed for transportation to the front.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The photo shows an LVG C.V surrounded by British aircraft in the Middle East.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V after capture in the Middle East.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Captured LVG C.V with a BK marking is shown here at Villacoublay. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V with BK marking on display in Paris on 20 October 1918. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V after capture by the British, who have applied British markings. Removal of the wings makes the various details more visible, including the fixed pilot's machine gun. The spinner has been removed.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V captured by the British and given the captured aircraft designation G-3-5 (G/3rd Brigade/5) and British markings. It was C.V 9746/17, captured on 29 April 1918 with Benz Bz.IV 32578. It had Spandau 9093 and Parabellum 4092. Pieces of its fabric still exist in the IWM. The rudder was "mauve with a black cross"and the fuselage was varnished yellow. The mainplanes and tailplane undersides were (slightly greenish) Sky Blue (Methuen 25A3 pale green) on light grey fabric. Mainplane upper surfaces were camouflaged in Mauve (Methuen 14E3 greyish magenta) and green (Methuen 26D/E3 Dull green) on grey fabric.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
A recent type of German L.V.G. biplane of the C.V class.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
Side view of the L.V.G. C. V. biplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
Front and rear views of the L.V.G. C. V. biplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
Three views of the Type C. V. L.V.G. Biplane.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9812/17 (Wk Number 2813), which landed at Catigny on 16 February 1918 and was captured. It was assigned British "captured German aircraft" number G.135. It had 200 hp Benz Bz.IV #32668, and Garuda propeller 14881 of walnut and mahogany. Spandau Gun 3715 and Parabellum 3350. The fuselage components were dated 6 December 1917 and wings were dated 29 November 1917. The varnished plywood fuselage and fin were described as "yellow" and the wings were camouflaged green and mauve on top and light blue underneath. The photo above is C.V 9812/17 repainted in British markings.
В.Обухович, А.Никифоров - Самолеты Первой Мировой войны
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Two views of a LVG C.V converted to civil use and assigned serial A66 on the postwar Austrian civil registration.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Postwar view of LVG C.V aircraft on the civil register in Switzerland. The aircraft is registered CH-5
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Postwar view of LVG C.V aircraft on the civil register in Switzerland. The code may be CH-2 or CH-3.
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/ (49)
This Kondor E.IIIa was photographed in 1919 in Switzerland, it was owned by the Comte, Mittleholzer & Co. (Aero Gesellschaft). An LVG C.V in Swiss markings is at right.
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/ (49)
The Kondor E.IIIa was powered by the 160 hp Goebel Goe.III rotary and had a spinner and full cowl. The Kondor E.III was powered by the 160hp Oberursel Ur.III rotary and had a cutaway cowl and no spinner. This aircraft was photographed in 1919 in Switzerland, where it was employed for aerobatic displays. An LVG C.V is in the background.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
A modified Latvian LVG C.V with under-fuselage radiator replacing the usual leading edge radiator picking up a message at an air show in 1935. The Latvian insignia was a red Swastika on a white circle at this time.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V Polish no. 211/17 from 3rd Eskadra Wielkopolska. Aircraft mounted in Poznan Lawica with interesting three tone green, brown, and yellowish sand camouflage.
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Winter war on the BeloRussian Front... In 1919, the crews of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron, despite the winter weather, were constantly in combat. Loading bomb to LVG C.V, Lulu - Wanda. (collection of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V 15917/17 '2' named ‘Stasia' from 1st Eskadra Wielkopolska (Wielkopolan Squadron). The aircraft has two-tone German camouflage. Photo taken in April 1919 at Hureczko near Przemysl airfield, during operation code name ‘Jazda' ('Ride'). Note the two color (red-white) painted propeller spinner. All 1 EW Squadron's aircraft at this time had red-white spinners, some with painted girl's names at white spinner strip. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
LVG C.V 3201/17 (wk. 30746) '3' named ‘Kotek'. (Piotr Mrozowski)
"Women's Squadron"... The planes of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron had female names painted on their fuselages. In the photographs in Galicia and on the Lithuanian-Belarusian Front in 1919 squadron pilots against the background of an LVG C.V aircraft named Mania - Ema (machine 4), Halka - Zosia (machine 5), Stasia (machine 2) and Kotek (machine 3). (collection of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V 2228/17 (work no. 31122) '4' named 'Mania'/'Ema'. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
"Women's Squadron"... The planes of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron had female names painted on their fuselages. In the photographs in Galicia and on the Lithuanian-Belarusian Front in 1919 squadron pilots against the background of an LVG C.V aircraft named Mania - Ema (machine 4), Halka - Zosia (machine 5), Stasia (machine 2) and Kotek (machine 3). (collection of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Group of 12 Eskadra Wywiadowcza pilots and observers, photographed near LVG C.V 2228/17 '4' Mania/Ema at Kalenkowicze near Bobrujsk airfield in September 1919. From left observer sergeant Roman Swiecicki, pilot sergeant Kazimierz Burzynski, pilot Lt. Franciszek Jach, pilot sergeant Jozef MuhInikiel, observer Lt. Bogdan Baczynski, observer Lt. Maksymilian Kowalewski, pilot Sergent Boleslaw Gallus, and pilot sergeant Jozef Napierala. Note:The Squadron honor emblem "For defending Eastern Borderlands" (Za Obrone Kresow Wschodnich) painted at the front of aircraft. The aircraft is in violet/green on the top and light blue on the bottom camouflage. (Piotr Mrozowski)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V 15948/17 (wk. 33249) '5', from 1st EW (12th reconnaissance squadron). At this time the aircraft has two girls names,'Halka'/'Zosia', painted on the fuselage. The aircraft is still in original German camouflage. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Wide tracks... The Greater Poland Air Force Squadron, like other Polish aviation units, had an iron railway as its basic means of transport. (collections of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Group of airmen from 1 st Eskadra Wielkopolska (12th EW) just before a combat mission, photographed near LVG C.V 15948/17 (wk 33249) '5' named 'Halka'. Hureczko n/Przemysl airfield, 18 March 1919. Aircraft in original German, two-tone, violet-green camouflage. Note: The girl's name was painted at propeller boss and small CSL (?) logo was painted at nose. The dynamo mount is seen at undercarriage leg. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
"Women's Squadron"... The planes of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron had female names painted on their fuselages. In the photographs in Galicia and on the Lithuanian-Belarusian Front in 1919 squadron pilots against the background of an LVG C.V aircraft named Mania - Ema (machine 4), Halka - Zosia (machine 5), Stasia (machine 2) and Kotek (machine 3). (collection of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V 15948/17 (wk. 33249) '5' named 'Halka/Zosia' from 1 st Eskadra Wielkopolska (12th EW). From left: air mechanic Przywarski, pilot Lt. Ludwik Halagiera, pilot Lt. Teofl Krzywik, observer sergeant Leonard Hudzicki, unknown, and air mechanic Waller. Note small white airplane silhouette in circle painted at nose - very probably CSL (Centralna Skladnica Lotnicza - Central Air Depot Warsaw) logo.
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Golden hands of mechanics... Co-authors of the combat successes of the crews of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron in 1919 were its mechanics. In the photographs mechanics at the LVG C.V plane. (collection of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Pilots and mechanics from 12 Eskadra Wywiadowcza photographed at front of the LVG C.V 9.5 aircraft. Siekierki/near Warsaw airfield, August 1920. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Polish uniforms, German aircraft... In the photograph of the aviators of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron against the background of an LVG C.V aircraft. (collection of Museum of the Air Force in Dublin)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Belarus 1920... Guest in the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron - 12th Reconnaissance Squadron. Squadron staff against the background of LVG C.V plane - inside the squadron commander Captain Wladyslaw Jurgenson and Gen. Daniel Konarzewski commanding the Combined Greater Poland Division. (Air Force Museum)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Commemorative photo taken at 1st EW (12 EW) during Gen. Daniel Konarzewski's visit. In the center of flying and ground personnel is guest Gen. D. Konarzewski and Eskadra CO Lt. pilot Wladyslaw Jurgenson. Note interesting unidentified LVG C.V seen at center, with closed fuselage side engine ventilation and partially seen painted girl name 'Milka'. Kisielewicze airfield, April 1919. (Piotr Mrozowski)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V from 8th Reconnaissance Squadron (8. EW). Chelm airfeld, September 1920. The photo was taken during a short break from the action. At this time the squadron was experiencing heavy clashes with the Budionny cavalry. Note the white-red painted spinner.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V Polish no. 9.5 from 12 Eskadra Wywiadowcza (reconnaissance squadron) with beautiful individual lizard badge. Aircraft from batch of 12th machines mounted in CWL from parts delivered from Poznan in 1920. All aircraft in this batch (CWL no.: 9.1 to 9.12) are adopted to mount an Austro-Daimler (225 hp) engine. Fuselages camouflaged green from the top and blue from bottom, and wings CDL. The crew pilot - Staff Sgt. Antoni Katarzynski and observer Ensign Kazimierz Szczepanski, photographed during the Battle of Warsaw 1920. Note. Observer has a Lewis-Dame machine gun. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Aviation assistance for Lwow... During the Polish-Ukrainian war of 1918/1919 Krakow-Rakowice airport was the main air base for Polish squadrons fighting in Eastern Galicia and then on the Ukrainian Front. The photo shows the captured Austro-Hungarian and German flying equipment (LVG C.V) of Polish aviation renovated in Krakow workshops in 1919. (collection of the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Two LVG C.V from 17 EW. At front machine CWL no. 9.7 (from CWL 9.1 to 9.12 batch), powered with Austro-Daimler engine. Both machines are in CWL green - light blue camouflage.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V 15948/17 '5', with painted girl's name 'Halka' from 1st Field Air Squadron (1-sza Wielkopolska Eskadra). The aircraft is in original German camouflage characteristic for this production batch. Photo taken in Minsk Lit., during changing railways track, from European gauge to Russian standard gauge, which is wider. (Piotr Mrozowski)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
1 st Eskadra Wielkopolska (12th EW) photographed during its move from Wojnowice airfield to the North-East Bolshevik Front, September 1919. From left aircraft LVG C.V 14442/17 (wk. 32544) no '1', next DFW C.V 7897/18 (wk. 33000) no.'2' and LVG C.V no.'5' 15948/17. (Piotr Mrozowski)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V from 21 st Eskadra Niszczycielska (Destroying Squadron). First from left is pilot Ludomil Rayski, squadron C.O., future commander of the Polish Air Force (1926 to 1939). Aircraft is from the CWL batch.
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Hureczko and Wojnowice 1919... On the battle route of the 1st Greater Poland Air Squadron in 1919 there was also Eastern Galicia - the airport in Hureczko - and the Belarusian Front - the air gala of the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron at the field airport in Wojnowice. (collection of the Air Force Museum in Dublin)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V aircraft acquired by Soviet forces and concentrated into a flying unit.
H.Nowarra, G.Duval - Russian Civil and Military Aircraft 1884-1969
Russian L.V.G. C-Is, Turkestan Front, 1920;
H.Nowarra, G.Duval - Russian Civil and Military Aircraft 1884-1969
Dismantled L.V.G. C-I;
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 64)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 65)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 66) Several LVG aircraft were obtained by the RKKVF. Below is an LVG C V.
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 67а)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 67б)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 67в)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 68)
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Кабина экипажа самолета CV. В кабине летчика только два прибора и ручка управления в виде трезубца. Пулемет "Парабеллум" установлен на оригинальной турели, напоминающей турель Скарфа, но со своеобразной системой фиксации дуги.
C.Owers - Fokker Aircraft of WWI. Vol.7: Postwar /Centennial Perspective/ (67)
Given the number of people who saw the display of the German aircraft brought back to Australia in the displays in Melbourne. Victoria, and Adelaide, South Australia, the paucity of photographs of these aircraft is hard to understand. This page from The Australasian of 26 June 1920, shows the L.V.G. C.V that was brought down in Palestine and displayed in crashed condition.
C.Owers - Fokker Aircraft of WWI. Vol.7: Postwar /Centennial Perspective/ (67)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 3265/17 of FA4 286 after a bad landing. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The pilot has wrecked LVG C.V 3269/17 of FAA 279. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The pilot of LVG C.V 3301/17 has wiped off the undercarriage in a rough landing. (Reinhard Zankl)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 3335/17 of Schusta 26 completely destroyed in a crash by Uffz. Adam Muller at Thorout in Flanders; he survived. The inscription ‘‘restloser Bruch" indicates a total crash or write-off, and the inscription "Kleinholz" means "kindling" - a description of how smashed up it was. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 3342/17 of Schusta 12 after a crash of pilot Kruse and gunner Vogt in Eggen-Capelle. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 3354/17 of Flieger Abteilung (A) 298b
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 4576/17 crashed on 8 November 1917. A white chevron was marked on top of the upper wing and the insignia were marked over white panels, a practice normally abandoned by this time. It is possible that LVG C.V 4576/17 was from Schusta 12. That unit sometimes marked the white square cross fields on their LVG aircraft as sort of a unit marking. The white "chevron" on the top wing is not so much a chevron marking as two white "warning stripes" - if the observer was firing his gun forward over the top wing, he knew not to fire within these two stripes because then his fire might hit the spinning prop.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9740/17 photographed in the postwar aircraft burn pile.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
This is Oblt.d.R. Klatte of FA 48b again, having crashed LVG C.V 94XX/17. The caption reads "Oblt. Klatte macht Bruch". (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The pilot of LVG C.V 9619/17 has crash-landed it. It appeared in good condition before that. (Reinhard Zankl)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9619/17 after a bad landing. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9707/17 on its nose after a bad landing.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9728/17 on its nose. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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LVG C.V 9828/17 of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9868/17 of Marine Schusta II was crashed on 21 March 1918 by Flgmt. Fritz Kirsten (pilot), and gunner Stegemann. Note the checkerboard marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Close-up of the cockpit of LVG C.V 9868/17 of Marine Schusta 1 or II crashed 21 March, 1918. The pilot was Flgmt. Fritz Kirsten and the gunner was Stegemann. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 9868/17 of Marine Schusta II was crashed on 21 March 1918 by Flgmt. Fritz Kirsten (pilot), and gunner Stegemann. The engine has fallen out of the airframe. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 14579/17 of Marine Schusta II after a bad landing. The crew was Fz.Ob.Mtr. Lowenstein and Fz.Ob.Mtr. Hubner. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V (possibly 14579/17) of Marine Schusta II after a crash in May 1918. The crew was Loewenstein and Hubner. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V 15898/17 after a rough landing. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V that has survives extensive battle damage. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The crew of an unidentified LVG C.V is photographed in a head stand; the ground crew who has to fix it is also included. The aircraft wears early 1918 insignia and the Wurttemberg crest on the fuselage.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
The crew of an LVG C.V tactical number '6' of FA(A) 238 pose in it after they have wrecked it on landing. They are nonchalant now but the ride from touch down to this must have been much more exciting than they are letting on. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V that came down behind Allied lines and was captured. It has an interesting fuselage marking.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
This spectacularly marked LVG C.V bears all the typical unit and personal markings of Bavarian Schlasta 27. By this time, Schlasta 27b was a verstarkt Staffel (strengthened Staffel) with 9 aircraft instead of the previous six usually associated with a Schlasta. Thus, the number "9" on the nose. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crash of an unidentified LVG C.V of FA 48. Both photos refer to Klatte. The caption "immer bei der Landung Kleinholz" seems to indicate that Klatte often reduced his aircraft to kindling during landings. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V after a bad landing. The pensive pilot is leaning against the spinner. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Australian troops surrounds an LVG C.V after being shot down in Palestine.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crashed LVG C.V with unusual band marking wrapped around the fuselage. (Peter M. Grosz Collection/SDTB)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crash of an unidentified LVG C.V in 1918 insignia after being shot down.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crashed LVG C.V in early 1918 as shown by the iron cross insignia over-painted to convert them to the new style introduced in March 1918. The stylized 'S' on the fuselage band is a personal marking. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V crashed on landing revealing underside detail.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Overturned LVG C.V of Marine Schusta I or II wearing a rat emblem. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V tactical number 8 of FAA 286 after a really bad landing. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Additional photos of LVG C.V tactical number 8 of FAA 286 after a really bad landing. (Bruno Schmaling)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V after being shot down. The insignia on its fuselage appears to be from Flieger Abteilung (A) 209.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of FA 298b crashed on 15 May 1918.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V of Marine Schusta II after a crash. The crew was Flugobermatrose Kurt Ortmann and Flgobmtr. Adolf Flink. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V downed by Australian machine gunners on 27 September 1917.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Sgt. Heinlein of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with the LVG C.V he crashed. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Sgt. Friedrich Heinlein of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with the LVG C.V he crashed. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Sgt. Friedrich Heinlein of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with the LVG C.V he crashed. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Sgt. Heinlein of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 199b with the LVG C.V he crashed. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Derelict LVG C.V fuselage.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Crashed LVG C.V tactical number 3 of an unidentified unit. (Greg VanWyngarden)
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The crew of a Rumpler (???) reconnaissance aircraft lie dead beside their aircraft after being brought down.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Unidentified LVG C.V after being shot down.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V downed 24 July 1918 in French lines at Sauvillers-Mongival. (Greg VanWyngarden)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Postwar crash of an LVG C.V modified with an over-wing gun. The C.V was being operated by the Ukraine.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V Polish CWL no. 9.5 photographed after crash. Note: No lizard painted at right side and upper wings replaced after cannibalized from another machine (very probably after combat damage) with two-tone German camouflage.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Crashed LVG C.V 3234/17 from OSOL Toruh (Ofcerska Szkola Obserwatorow Lotniczych - Air Observers Officers' School). The aircraft is in early Polish camouflage, green fuselage with white stencils, wings clear-doped linen.
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LVG C.V 3234/17 of the Polish air service.
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Crashed LVG C.V 4576/17 powered by an 225 hp Austro-Daimler engine.
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Crashed LVG C.V 4576/17 powered by an 225 hp Austro-Daimler engine.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V 9495/18 mounted at III RPL Lwow (3rd aircraft depot at Lwow) in characteristic camouflage and markings for machines mounted/repaired in this depot. Fuselage dark olive-green (using ex A-H paint) and wings CDL.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Crashed LVG C.V Polish no. 211/17 from 3rd Eskadra Wielkopolska. The aircraft mounted in Poznan Lawica with interesting three tone green, brown, and yellowish (sand) camouflage. Note: “Stacja Lotnicza Poznan
Lawica. Tel. 425" information was painted in front of the fuselage chessboard. (Piotr Mrozowski)
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Airports full of wrecks... In the photos, an LVG C.V (P) crashed in 1919 by Lieutenant Tomaszowicz. (collections of the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Crashed LVG C.V 9777/17 from the 1st Air Regiment, Warsaw - Mokotowin 1921. The aircraft is in early Polish camouflage: the fuselage is painted green, wings same green patches from the top and CDL from bottom.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Crashed LVG C.V 3364/17 that belonged to the 14 Eskadra Wywiadowcza. Aircraft was mounted in April 1919 in Poznah/Lawica. Wings camouflaged from top, with large green patches applied by brush straight onto the CDL covering.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
Crashed LVG C.V 3364/17 from 14th Eskadra
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Front paintings and not only... The front of the Polish-Ukrainian and Polish-Bolshevik wars as well as the airports in the country were strewn with plane wrecks damaged in accidents.
A.Olejko - War Wings Over Galicia 1918-1919 /Aeronaut/
Guest of 1 st Eskadra Wielkopolska (12th EW), Gen. Daniel Konarzewski (with mustache) photographed near Squadron pilots, observers, and mechanics in front of the wreck of LVG C.V 9614/17, Kisielewicze near Bobrujsk airfield, spring 1920. Aircraft was crashed by pilot Lt. Witold Rutkowski. Standing near the fuselage chessboard CO 12 EW Squadron, pilot Lt. Wladyslaw Jurgenson, shot down (10 May 1920), captured, and brutally murdered by Bolsheviks. (Piotr Mrozowski)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
Fred Neumann was the artist for the LVG posters reproduced throughout these volumes.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
THE L.V.G. C.V. BIPLANE. - Sketch of one of the interplane strut fittings.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
THE L.V.G. C.V. BIPLANE. - The locking hinge-pin for the aileron. The top view shows the pin removed, with the locking key in position for insertion. Below, the pin in position with the key "locked."
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
Some L.V.G. Constructional Details. - 1. Spar fitting on cabane of the Type C.V. L.V.G.; 2. Lug on spar engaging with fitting in 1; 3. Bottom front spar Joint; 4. Bottom rear spar joint; 5. Wing spar lug on the C.VI. Type; 6. Upper and lower wing sections of C.VI.; 7. C.VI. upper section with RAF. 14 section superimposed.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
L.V.G. Constructional Details. - 8. C.VI. wing spar sections; 9. Front spar section of C.V.; 10. Field repair of broken spar; 11. Aileron crank of C.VI.; 12, Aileron crank of C.V.; 13. Aileron hinge of both types.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
L.V.G. Constructional Details. - 14. C.V. inter-plane strut; 15. C.VI. inter-plane strut socket; 16. Attachment of strut to spar; 17. Attachment of centre section strut to spar on C.VI.; 18. Centre section struts and bulkheads of C.VI.; 19. Bracing tube between rear chassis strut and engine bearer on C.V.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
L.V.G. Constructional Details. - 20. The bulkheads of the C.V. fuselage; 21. Mounting of the tail plane; 22. Stern of fuselage, showing plywood covering and mounting of tail skids; 23. Protection piece for balanced portion of elevator; 24. Tail skids of the two types.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
25 and 26. Undercarriage_details.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
L.V.G. Constructional Details. - 27. Controls of C.V.; 28. Details of C.VI. controls; 29. Aileron pulleys; 30. Rudder bars of the two types; 31. Aluminium strip protectors of bulkheads against oil.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
L.V.G. Constructional Details. - 32. Exhaust pipes of C.VI.; 33. C.V. Radiator supports and radiator; 34, C.VI. radiator shutter; 35. Camera hole and cover of C.V.; 36. Wireless generator mounted on chassis strut of C.VI.; 37. Release gear for unknown object on C.V.; 38. Gun ring of C.VI.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
L.V.G. Biplane. Type C.V.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V prod, batch 9400/17 to 9899/17. Trial camouflage reconstruction. January, 2019
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V prod, batches 9400/17 to 9899/17 & 15815/17 to 15964/17 and on LVG C.VI from 1497/18 to 1746/18 batch this camouflage was applied most often. Trial camouflage reconstruction. April, 2019
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Types C.II-C.V /Centennial Perspective/ (35)
LVG C.V prod, batch 1750/18 to 1799/18 and some in 15815/17 to 15964/17. Trial camouflage reconstruction. March, 2019
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V
J.Herris - LVG Aircraft of WWI. Volume 3: Types C.VI-C.XI & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (36)
LVG C.V