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The L.V.G. B.II improved on the B.I by reducing the wingspan, adding a top-wing cutout, and increasing the engine horsepower. Over time it became the main LVG B-type, with 165 serving in autumn of 1915 (when it began to be phased out in favor of armed C-types).

L.V.G. B.II
Bulgarian LVG BII.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer L.V.G.
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Roundel otto.JPG Ottoman Empire [1]
Developed from L.V.G. B.I
Wingspan 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in) [2]
Engine 120hp Mercedes D.II
Armament none
Max Speed 105 km/h (65 mph) [2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:00[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 17:30[2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 40:00[2]
Ceiling 3,000 m (10,000 ft)[2]

It was built by L.V.G., Otto, and Schütte-Lanz, and some were sent to Turkey.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:LVG B.I.

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, p.136.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.