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UFAG took the Brandenburg C.II prototype, reverted to conventional struts, added the excellent 230hp Hiero engine and produced the UFAG C.I. A small number were sent to two Fliks for frontline evaluation, and they were given excellent ratings. 284 were ordered in three batches: Series 161 (24), Series 161.3 (220 aircraft), and forty to Phönix. The second series increased the wingspan and adjusted the control surfaces for better maneuverability.

UFAG C.I
UFAG C.I(Ph).jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer UFAG
Designer Béla Oravecz [1]
First flight June 1917 [2]
Introduction April 1918 [2]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Roundel of Romania.svg Romania [note 1]
Number built 284 ordered [2]
Wingspan 10.7 m (35 ft 2 in) [3]
Engine 230hp Hiero inline
Armament 1-2[1] fixed sync. Schwarzlose and
rear flexible Scharzlose
Crew 2
Max Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)[4] to
190 km/h (118 mph)[5][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:15[3] to 4:05[4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 10:00
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 18:35[4]
Ceiling 4,900 m (16,100 ft)[5][3]
Endurance ~3:30[5]

The C.I served with at least thirty Fliks. Both the UFAG C.I and Phönix C.I were excellent two-seaters, with the Phönix having a slight advantage at higher altitudes. [2]

Phönix built forty UFAG C.Is as the UFAG C.I(Ph) Series 123 and about half of them reached front-line service before the Armistice. [6]

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Official Stats
Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
H B/B 16 11 5

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Notes
  1. Post-war use.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lamberton, p.32.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Grosz, p.290.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lamberton, pp.212-213.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Grosz, p.292.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.45.
  6. Grosz, p.114.
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.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711