Sablatnig N.I

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Sablatnig N.I
Role Bomber aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Sablatnig
First flight 1918
Developed from Sablatnig C.I

The Sablatnig N.I was a bomber aircraft developed in Germany during the First World War,[1] a development of the Sablatnig C.I adapted for night operations. It was a two-bay biplane of conventional design, with staggered wings, two open cockpits in tandem, and fixed, tailskid undercarriage.[2] It is unclear if any more than a single prototype were built during the war,[1][2] but after the armistice, Sablatnig developed a civil variant.[1]

Dubbed the P.I, this added a cabin for four passengers and was one of the few aircraft approved by ILÜK (Interallierte Luftfahrt-Überwachungs-Kommission, Inter-allied Aviation Control Commission) for production in Germany.[3] Danish Air Express and Lloyd Luftverkehr Sablatnig both operated the type.[1]

Specifications (N.I)[edit]

Data from Kroschel & Stützer 1994, p.160

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 8.70 m (28 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.00 m (52 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,100 kg (2,40 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,800 kg (3,960 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV, 160 kW (220 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 125 km/h (78 mph)
  • Rate of sink: 0.5 m/s (100 ft/min)

Armament

  • 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.9 mm Parabellum MG14
  • 1 × flexible 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 in rear cockpit
  • 300 kg (660 lb) of bombs

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Taylor 1989, p.787
  2. ^ a b Gray & Thetford 1962, p.549
  3. ^ Hirschel, Prem & Madelung 2004, p.56

References[edit]

  • Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1962). German Aircraft of the First World War. London: Putnam. 
  • Hirschel, Ernst-Heinrich; Horst Prem and Gero Madelung (2004). Aeronautical Research in Germany: From Lilienthal Until Today. Heidelberg: Springer. 
  • Kroschel, Günter; Helmut Stützer (1994). Die Deutschen Militärflugzeuge 1910–1918. Herford: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.