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The ubiquitous Brandenburg C.I was originally developed by Hansa und Brandenburgische Flugzeugwerke AG, but even more of the planes were built by Phönix and UFAG. Eventually almost a quarter of all Austro-Hungarian planes built were Brandenburg C.I variants, with about 1,200 delivered. It was built in 20 different series by the three companies, with a wide variety of armament mounts, adjustments in proportions, radiator mounts, and engines.

Hansa-Brandenburg C.I
Hansa Brandenburg C.I.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Brandenburg, Phonix, UFAG
Designer Ernst Heinkel [1]
First flight 30 Sep 1915
Introduction March 1916
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built ~1200
Wingspan 12.2 m (40 ft 2 in) [2]
Engine 160-200hp Daimler inline or
160hp Mercedes D.III or
200-230hp Hiero or
220-250hp Benz
Armament canister, top-wing, or sync. Schwarzlose
rear flexible Schwarzlose
59 kg (130 lb) bombs[2]
Crew 2
Max Speed see table
Climb see table

It was well-liked by its crews, with plenty of power, stable flight characteristics, and increasingly powerful engines.

Brandenburg C.I Series[3]
ManufacturerSeriesEngineIntro DateBuiltSpeedClimb
BrandenburgSeries 61.5160hp DaimlerMarch 191610994 mph (151 km/h)[4]1000m in 5:20[4]
Series 63.5160hp MercedesSummer 19163688 mph (142 km/h)[5]1000m in 5:21[5]
Series 64.5160hp DaimlerSpring 19172289 mph (144 km/h)[6]1000m in 6:35[6]
PhönixSeries 26160hp DaimlerSpring 19167088 mph (142 km/h)[7]1000m in 6:20[7]
Series 27160hp DaimlerAutumn 19168891 mph (146 km/h)[8]1000m in 5:30[8]
Series 29.5200hp HieroAutumn 19164099 mph (160 km/h)[9]1000m in 4:12[9]
Series 129200hp HieroSpring 19177298 mph (158 km/h)[10]1000m in 3:58[10]
Series 229200hp HieroSpring 191732
Series 29200hp DaimlerSummer 19174096 mph (154 km/h)[11]1000m in 4:50[11]
Series 329200hp HieroAutumn 19175690 mph (145 km/h)[12]1000m in 4:30[12]
Series 429230hp HieroSummer 19184899 mph (160 km/h)[13]1000m in 4:58[13]
UFAGSeries 61160hp DaimlerFeb 19162486 mph (138 km/h)[14]1000m in 5:40[14]
Series 64160hp DaimlerMay 19164886 mph (139 km/h)[15]1000m in 6:55[15]
Series 68160hp DaimlerAutumn 19166489 mph (144 km/h)[16]1000m in 5:28[16]
Series 63160hp MercedesAutumn 19163288 mph (142 km/h)[17]1000m in 6:53[17]
Series 67160hp DaimlerWinter 1916-175696 mph (154 km/h)[18]1000m in 5:05[18]
Series 69200hp Hiero or DaimlerApril 191798107 mph (173 km/h)[19]1000m in 5:24[19]
Series 169250hp BenzAutumn 191716499 mph (160 km/h)[20]1000m in 4:15[20]
Series 269200hp DaimlerAug 19177298 mph (157 km/h)[21]1000m in 4:30[21]
Series 369230hp HieroOct 1917174101 mph (162 km/h)[22]1000m in 4:00[22]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg C.I.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
16Q2-18Q4 Y -/B or B/B 14 13 3
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Citations
  1. Lamberton, p.24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  3. Grosz, p.432.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Grosz'93, p.432.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Grosz'93, p.434.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Grosz'93, p.435.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Grosz'93, p.95.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Grosz'93, p.98.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Grosz'93, p.102.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Grosz'93, p.104.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Grosz'93, p.106.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Grosz'93, p.107.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Grosz'93, p.108.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Grosz'93, p.271.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Grosz'93, p.273.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Grosz'93, p.275.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Grosz'93, p.278.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Grosz'93, p.279.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Grosz'93, p.281.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Grosz'93, p.283.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Grosz'93, p.286.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Grosz'93, p.288.
Bibliography
  • Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • C.A. Owers, Windsock Datafile 110: Hansa Brandenburg C.I Types. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 2005. ISBN 1-902207-60-2