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).
|Primary users|| Germany|
Ottoman Empire 
|Developed from||L.V.G. B.I|
|Wingspan||12.1 m (39 ft 8 in) |
|Engine||120hp Mercedes D.II|
|Max Speed||105 km/h (65 mph) |
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:00|
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 17:30
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 40:00
|Ceiling||3,000 m (10,000 ft)|
It was built by L.V.G., Otto, and Schütte-Lanz, and some were sent to Turkey.
For more information, see Wikipedia:LVG B.I.
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Lamberton, p.136.
- Lamberton, pp.222-223.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
- 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.