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LVG E.I
LVG E.I prototype serial E.600/15.
Role Fighter
Manufacturer LVG(Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft)
Designer Franz Schneider
First flight 1915
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 1

The LVG E.I was a German two-seat monoplane of World War I. The E.I was unusual among monoplanes of its time in that it featured ailerons as opposed to the then-conventional (for monoplanes) wing warping.

It was fitted with both a rearward firing machine gun, mounted on a flexible ring mounting, and a forward firing synchronized machine gun and was very probably the first aircraft to be so armed.

The only prototype was destroyed on its way to the front for testing in 1915; as such, very little is known about the E.I, or its synchronization gear.

List of operators

  •  German Empire

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: ()
  • Wingspan: ()
  • Height: ()
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.II, 89 kW (120 hp)

Performance

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × front mounted synchronised machine gun, 1 × rear mounted machine gun

Bibliography

  • William Green and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Colour Library Direct, Godalming, UK: 1994. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.

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