O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)
Daimler L 8
A two-seat fighter which appeared in 1918. Plywood fuselage. Prototype only constructed. Engine, 185 h.p. Daimler IIIb. Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-gun.
W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters
DAIMLER L 8 (CL I) Germany
A tandem two-seat single-bay staggered biplane, the Daimler L 8 (Cl I) was intended primarily as a light escort fighter, a single prototype being built late in 1917. Powered by a 185 hp Daimler D IIIb eight-cylinder water-cooled engine, the L 8 carried an armament of one forward-firing synchronised LMG 08/15 7,92-mm machine gun and a Parabellum machine gun in the rear cockpit. No further prototypes were completed, and although, in July 1919, Daimler offered to build the L 8 for the Chilean government, no contract was signed. The following specification relates to the L 8 as offered to Chile.
Max speed, 93 mph (150 km/h) at 4,920 ft (1500 m).
Time to 16,405 ft (5 000m), 33.5 min.
Endurance, 4 hrs.
Empty weight, 1,808 lb (820 kg).
Loaded weight, 2,711 lb (1230 kg).
Span, 38 ft 9 1/3 in (11,82 m).
Length, 24 ft 5 1/3 in (7,45 m).
Height, 9 ft 8 1/8 in (2,95 m).
Wing area, 339.07 sq ft (31,50 m2).