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Aviatik C.I

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Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Aviatik
First flight 1915
Introduced 1915
Retired 1917

The Aviatik C.I was a World War I observation aircraft which first came into service in September 1915 . It was the successor to the Aviatik B.I and B.II models. The observer sat in front of the pilot in this model which limited the gunner's field of fire. However, the opportunity was presented for more aggressive aircrews to take an increased offensive approach in engaging enemy aircraft. The positions of the pilot and gunner were reversed in the C.Ia version. Later models, the C.II and C.III were produced in large numbers and had more powerful engines.


Powered by 149 kW (200 hp) Benz Bz. IV engine. Not produced in quantity.
1916 refinement, operated until 1917.


Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 7.925 m (26 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.5 m (41 ft 0¼ in)
  • Height: 2.95 m (9 ft 8⅛ in)
  • Wing area: 43 m² (465.4 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 750 kg (1,650 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,340 kg (2,948 lb)
  • Powerplant:Mercedes D III 6 cylinder water cooled in-line, 119 kW (160 hp)



  • Guns: 1 machine gun in rear cockpit


 German Empire

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Published - July 2009

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