Flight, August 28, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
8. The New Aviatik Biplane
is, for a German machine, very small and light and of the tractor type. Like the larger machines it is of the Arrow type, having its main planes sloping slightly backward. The upper and lower planes are connected by steel tube struts of streamline section, and a cabane of the monoplane type serves as an anchorage for the centre portion of the top plane. The fuselage, which is of rectangular section, is more on the lines of English machines, probably on account of the fact that instead of the vertical engine with which German machines are usually fitted, it has a rotary engine - a 114 h.p. Oberursel motor, mounted in the nose of the fuselage between double bearers. Pilot and passenger sit one behind the other, the passenger in front. Between him and the engine are carried, inside the fuselage, the petrol and oil tanks. The chassis is of the simple type which has now gained such popularity among German constructors, and consists of two "Vs" of streamline section steel tubes. The axle rests in the angle between the tubes, and is sprung by rubber shock absorbers.