L.V.G. C.II

An improved version of the L.V.G. C.I, the C.II two-seater biplane was equipped with a more powerful engine than its predecessor. Entering service in late 1915, the C.II was widely used for reconnaissance and light bombing missions by the German Air Force until 1917. On 28 November 1916, an L.V.G. C.II succeeded in reaching London where it dropped six 22 lb [10 kg] bombs on Victoria Station.

Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Luft-Verkehrs Gesellschaft mbH
Type: Reconnaissance
Entered Service: 1915
Number Built:
Engine(s): Mercedes D.III, liquid cooled, 6 cylinder inline, 160 hp
Wing Span: 42 ft 2 in [12.85 m]
Length: 25 ft 7 in [8.1 m]
Height: 9 ft 7 in [2.93 m]
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 3,091 lb [1,405 kg]
Max Speed: 81 mph [130 km/h]
Ceiling: 16,405 ft [5,000 m]
Endurance: 4 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 1-2 machine guns