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L.V.G. C.II

German pilot Kleim with his observer, ground crew, and LVG bi-plane. Kleim is marked with an 'x' above his head, standing, outer coat open, hands on his hips. The plane may be an early model C.II introduced in late 1915. It has wire wheels of the earlier B.I, and what may be an early exhaust pipe. The more typical C.II positions the exhaust at the midpoint of the engine.
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[Trans:] My Aircraft
Kleim L.V.G.

German pilot Kleim with his observer, ground crew, and LVG bi-plane. Kleim is marked with an 'x' above his head, standing, outer coat open, hands on his hips. The plane may be an early model C.II introduced in late 1915. It has wire wheels of the earlier B.I, and what may be an early exhaust pipe. The more typical C.II positions the exhaust at the midpoint of the engine.

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[Trans:] My Aircraft

Kleim L.V.G.

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The L.V.G. C.II named for the Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH (Air Transport Company)

On 28 November 1916, an L.V.G. C.II was the first German plane to reach London where it dropped six 22-pound bombs on Victoria Station.

Engine: 160 hp, Mercedes D.III, 6 cylinder inline, liquid cooled engine

Maximum speed: 130km/h/81mph; ceiling: 5,000m/16,405ft; endurance 4hrs

Length: 8.1m/25ft 7in. Wingspan: 12.85m/42ft 2in.

Armament: one or two machine guns

L.V.G. C.II is an aircraft: reconnaisance plane.