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Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) CL.I/CL.II

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917

Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) - V-1 - 1916 - Германия<– –>Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) - Rs.III - 1917 - Германия


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


Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) C I
  Another of Dornier's designs which appeared in 1917 was this C I, which was built to test his theory of stressed-skin construction, the fuselage being an all-metal structure with the sheet alloy skin bearing part of the load stresses. The wings were orthodox fabric-covered structures but with aluminium box-spars; in the first version a flush radiator was fitted in the centre-section: in the second version a car-type nose radiator was fitted.
  Although the machine failed to meet the performance specifications when officially type tested on 18th March 1918, it provided Dornier with the information he required for his Rs IV fuselage.
  Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III. Span, 10.5 m. (34 ft. 5 1/2 in.). Length, 7.42 m. (24 ft. 4 1/8 in.). Height, 2.76 m. (9 ft. 0 3/4 in.). Area, 25.82 sq.m. (279 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 728 kg. (1,712 lb.). Loaded, 1,068 kg. (2,350 lb.). Speed, ca. 150 km.hr. (93.75 m.p.h.). Climb, 1,000 m. (3,280 ft.) in 4.5 min., 3,000 m. (9,840 ft.) in 18 min., 5,000 m. (16,400 ft.) in 60.4 min. Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-guns.

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