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Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) CS.I

Страна: Германия

Год: 1918

Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) - Rs.III - 1917 - Германия<– –>Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) - D.I - 1918 - Германия


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


Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) CS I
  This experimental two-seat seaplane was built during 1918. It was of all-metal construction except for the fabric-covered wing and cruciform tail surfaces. Ailerons were fitted with Flettner-type servos. The machine was fitted with vee-type eight-cylinder Benz engine, and both nose and side radiator installations were tested. Engine, 195 h.p. Benz Bz IIIb. Span, 13.18 m. (43 ft. 2 7/8 in.). Area, 29.8 sq.m. (322 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 960 kg. (2,112 lb.). Loaded, 1,479 kg. (3,254 lb.). Speed, 150 km.hr. (93.75 m.p.h.). Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-guns.


J.Herris German Seaplane Fighters of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 2)


Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Cs.I

  Another serious competitor for two-seat floatplane fighter production was the Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Cs.I monoplane powered by a 195 hp Benz V-8. This aircraft was also all metal except for fabric-covered wing and tail surfaces. The drag-producing box radiators mounted on the fuselage sides for testing undoubtedly resulted in lower speed than the design was potentially capable of, but were likely an expedient to speed up flight testing. The single Cs.I flown, Marine #8502, had not completed testing when the war ended.

O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Dornier Cs.I Marine Number 8502 was the only one of the three airframes to fly.
J.Herris - German Seaplane Fighters of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) CS.I is seen during testing with the drag-producing side radiators and spinner removed.
Clearly inspired by the Brandenburg monoplanes, the all-metal Dornier Cs.I takes off on a test flight. Ear radiators are fitted to expedite testing, but a nose radiator was soon fitted for lower drag. Powered by a 195 hp Benz Bz.IIIb V-8 engine, it had a maximum speed of 150 kmh (94 mph) and was armed with a fixed gun for the pilot and a flexible gun for the observer. Three examples were built but it was too late for service.
J.Herris - German Seaplane Fighters of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Cs.I on a compass platform. The bracing wires and box radiators on the fuselage side produced too much drag for the design to fulfill its designed performance despite its 195 hp Benz V-8 engine.
J.Herris - German Seaplane Fighters of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The CS.I was intended to use a nose radiator as seen here. This installation produced less drag than the ear radiators and enabled the CS.I to attain greater speed.