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LVG D 4

Страна: Германия

Год: 1915

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


L.V.G. 1915
  Exact designation of this L.V.G. machine is not certain. It was a derivative of the C I, completed as a single-seat torpedo machine for the Navy, and test flown in June 1915 by Flugmeistcr Herz. The complicated and robust undercarriage, with the "oversize" tyres, may be seen. The "object" in the carrying cradle is thought to be a mock-up rather than an actual torpedo. Engine, 200 h.p. Benz Bz IV.

A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
This LVG D4 biplane (later designated S110), powered by a 150hp Benz, had its wing area increased by the insertion of an extra bay and, having a split axle undercarriage and heavy-duty tyres, was used by Kapitan Friedlainder early in 1915 to investigate the art of dropping a missile of torpedo weight. Sheet lead nailed to the wooden dummy, seen here in its rack under the fuselage, increased its weight on successive experiments, as a result of which Friedlander was able to make the first torpedo drop over water at Travemiinde on 11 June 1915. In September two torpedoes were dropped that ran true through the water, proving that this type of torpedo release was capable of operational use.