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Страна: Германия

Год: 1918

LVG - C.VI - 1918 - Германия<– –>LVG - D.V/D.VI - 1918 - Германия

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

  Final two-seater to emerge from the L.V.G. factory during the First World War was the C VIII of 1918. Although not vastly different from the C VI, there were larger and shallower cut-outs in the wings and ailerons with a link strut fitted at all four wingtips. The high-compression 200 h.p. Benz IV u. engine developed some 240 h.p. at rated altitude and was fitted with a large car-type radiator on the extreme nose. Only one aircraft was completed. Engine, 200 h.p. Benz Bz IV u. Span, 13.0 m. (42 ft. 7 7/8 in.). Length, 7.0 m. (22 ft. 11 5/8 in.). Height, 2.8 m. (9 ft. 2 1/4 in.). Area, 35.7 sq.m. (386 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 975 kg. (2,145 lb.). Loaded, 1,380 kg. (3,036 lb.). Speed, 165km.hr.(103.125 m.p.h.). Duration,4hr. Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-guns.

J.Herris - Development of German Warplanes in WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The handsome LVG C.VIII with frontal radiator was the next development of the LVG C-types. Powered by the 230 hp Benz Bz.IVa, it was too late to arrive at the front before the armistice.
The LVG C.VIII was designed for the high-compression 200hp Benz I (to give 240hp) for altitude performance. In the event, however, the prototype was a one-off as production effort was concentrated on more promising types.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/