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Schütte-Lanz C.I
Role reconnaissance
Manufacturer Luftfahrzeugbau Schütte-Lanz
Designer Walter Stein
First flight 1915
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 1

The Schütte-Lanz C.I was a German reconnaissance aircraft prototype of World War I.


The aircraft was a double wooden biplane equipped with a 160 hp Mercedes D.III engine. The observer was in the bow cabin, which provided a good overview and was armed with a 7.92-mm Parabellum machine gun on a movable turret.


The C.I was the first airplane built by Schutte-Lanz, which had specialized in airship construction. The prototype made its first flight in 1915, but the aircraft did not enter production.[1]


Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot and observer)
  • Length: 5.20 m (17 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.70 m (25 ft 3 in)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed pitch propeller


  • Maximum speed: 201 km/h; 109 kn (125 mph)


  • Guns: 1 x 7.9 mm (0.311 in) Parabellum machine gun on a mobile turret


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