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C.I and C.II
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer DFW

The DFW C.I was a German reconnaissance aircraft produced during World War I. Derived from the company's B.I design of 1914, the C.I kept the same basic fuselage design, but dispensed with the B.I's distinctive crescent-shaped wings, replacing them with wings with conventional straight leading edges. Engine power was also increased from 90-112 kW (120-150 hp). The C.II was almost identical, except that it reversed the seating arrangements for the pilot and observer, placing the observer in the rear cockpit and providing him with a Parabellum MG14 machine gun on a ring mount.

Specifications (C.II)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and observer
  • Length: 7.20 m (23 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.25 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 33.0 m2 (355 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 725 kg (1,600 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,235 kg (2,720 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.III, 112 kW (150 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (90 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,100 ft)


  • 1 × 7.92 mm Parabellum MG14 on ring mount for observer
  • References

    • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
    • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. 

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