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LFG Roland C.II
LFG Roland C.II

LFG Roland C.II


The C II was an advanced reconnaissance aircraft. It was a biplane with the upper wing fixed on top of the monococque, whale-shaped fuselage, and a single outboard strut. Handling was tricky, but performance good, and the C II was also used as a escort fighter.

SPECIFICATIONS
Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Luftfahrzeug GmbH
Type: Reconnaissance
First Service: Autumn 1915
Number Built:  
Engine(s): 160 hp Mercedes
Wing Span: 10.30 m
Length: 7.27 m
Height: 2.90 m
Empty Weight: 764 kg
Gross Weight: 1284 kg
Max Speed: 165 km/h
Ceiling: 4000 m
Endurance: 4 h
Crew: 2
Armament: A centrally mounted synchronized Spandau gun, 7.92 mm is provided for the pilot on later models. The observer has a Parabellum gun on a rung mounting’ a tubular half-hoop between the cockpits is fitted to some to prevent him from depressing the gun too much when firing forward, and thereby damaging the airscrew.
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