The C.I was a German two-seat reconnaissance plane used on the Eastern Front after 1915. It was lightly armed with only one machine gun each for the pilot and observer.
The plane has a historical endurance of 3 hours. The plane uses 6.9 gallons of aviation fuel per hour at routine usage. A full load of fuel and ammo costs $42.80.
Subassemblies: Light Fighter chassis +3; Medium Fighter wings with Biplane option +2; 2 fixed wheels +0.
Powertrain: 119-kW HP gasoline engine with 119-kW old prop and 64-gallon standard fuel tank [Body].
Occ.: 2 XCS Body
Cargo: 9.5 Body
Armor F RL B T U
Body: 1/2C 1/2C 1/2C 1/2C 1/2C
Wings: 1/2C 1/2C 1/2C 1/2C 1/2C
Wheels: 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3
Aircraft LMG/7.92mm Parabellum [Body:F] (1,500 rounds).
Aircraft LMG/7.92mm Parabellum [Body:B] (1,500 rounds).
Body: Casemate mount for rear machine gun.
Size: 26'x40'x9.5' Payload: 0.56 tons Lwt.: 1.48 tons
Volume: 144 Maint.: 80 hours Cost: $6,231
HT: 7. HPs: 25 Body, 160 each Wing, 8 each Wheel.
aSpeed: 88 aAccel: 2 aDecel: 39 aMR: 10 aSR: 1
Stall Speed: 36 mph. Take Off Run: 185 yards. Landing Run: 130 yards.
gSpeed: 144 gAccel: 7 gDecel: 10 gMR: 1.25 gSR: 2
Ground Pressure: Very High. 1/8 Off-Road Speed.
Historical wing area was 430 sf. Chassis weight, cost, and HPs were halved to lower design weight; it was decreased another 6% to the historical. Design aSpeed as 85 mph. Historical values for wing area and loaded weight were used for performance calculations. The forward fixed machine gun is synchronized, lowering RoF by 10% (see p. W:MP8).
The C.I featured the observer in a forward cockpit. This severely hampered his field of fire, and the crew positions were reversed for the CIa.
The C.II featured a 149-kW engine, and the observer again in front. It did not enter production.
The C.III reduced drag by cleaning up the exhaust and radiator systems. The observer was again in front, but reversed for the CIIIa. The CIIIa fared well as a bomber escort.
The C.V featured a 134-kW engine.
The C.VIII and C.IX were only produced as prototypes.
From the Aerodrome for GURPS
© 2008 by Jim Antonicic