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Aviatik B.I

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Type Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Aviatik
Designed by Robert Wild
Maiden flight 1914
Introduced 1914
Retired 1916
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte

The Aviatik B.I is a German two-seat reconnaissance biplane designed and built by the Automobil und Aviatik AG company, who until then had produced copies of French designs.

The B.I was developed from a 1913 design for a racing aircraft. The crew sat in open tandem cockpits with the observer in the front. It entered service in 1914.

It was followed by the B.II model, which had a more powerful Mercedes engine and was later armed with a single 7.7 mm machine gun.

Specifications (B.I)

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot & observer)
  • Length: 7.97 m (26 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.97 m (45 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in)
  • Loaded weight: 1,088 kg (2,400 lb)
  • Powerplant:Mercedes D.I 6-cylinder liquid-cooled inline engine, 74.5 kW (100 hp)



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  • References

    1. Jackson, Robert, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, Paragon, 2002. ISBN 0-75258-130-9

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