|Developed from||Sablatnig C.I|
The Sablatnig N.I was a bomber aircraft developed in Germany during the First World War, 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. It is unclear if any more than a single prototype were built during the war, but after the armistice, Sablatnig developed a civil variant.
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. Danish Air Express and Lloyd Luftverkehr Sablatnig both operated the type.
Data from Kroschel & Stützer 1994, p.160
- 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)
- Maximum speed: 125 km/h (78 mph)
- Rate of sink: 0.5 m/s (100 ft/min)
- 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
- Taylor 1989, p.787
- Gray & Thetford 1962, p.549
- Hirschel, Prem & Madelung 2004, p.56
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