Lohner E

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Lohner E
Lohner E flying boat.jpg
Lohner E number E17 circa 1914
Role Reconnaissance flying boat
National origin Austria-Hungary
Manufacturer Lohner
First flight 10 November 1913[1]
Number built approximately 40

The Lohner E was a reconnaissance flying boat built in Austria-Hungary during World War I.[2][3] The "E" stood for Igo Etrich, one of the Lohner engineers.[1] It was a conventional design for its day with biplane wings that featured slight sweepback, and an engine mounted pusher-fashion in the interplane gap.[3] Its crew of two was seated in an open cockpit.

Around 40 examples were built before production shifted to the more powerful L.[2][3]

Operators[edit]

 Austria-Hungary

Specifications[edit]

Lohner E.svg

Data from 'The Encyclopedia of World War I[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and observer
  • Length: 10.25 m (33 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.20 m (53 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 3.85 m (12 ft 8 in)
  • Gross weight: 1,700 kg (3,747 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hiero 85hp, 67 kW (85 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)
  • Endurance: 4 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,000[5] m (13,120 ft)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "die "E"-Flugboote von Lohner". doppeladler.com. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Taylor 1989, p. 611.
  3. ^ a b c World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing, pp. File 900 Sheet 20.
  4. ^ Tucker 2005, p. 65.
  5. ^ Angelucci 1983, p. 88.
Bibliography
  • Angelucci, Enzo. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. San Diego, California: The Military Press, 1983. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions, 1989. ISBN 0-517-69186-8.
  • Tucker, Spencer. The Encyclopedia of World War I. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2005. ISBN 978-1851094202.