Phönix C.I

Phönix C-1 - 1918
Phönix C.I
Phönix C-1 - 1918
Phönix C.I

The Phönix C.I was an Austro-Hungarian First World War reconnaissance and general-purpose Biplane built by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke.

The Phönix C.I was the first original design developed by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke It was based on the Hansa-Brandenburg C.II that Phönix were building under licence. A conventional biplane with a rear fuselage/tailplane similar to aircraft designed by Ernst Heinkel. The C.I had a fixed trailskid landing gear and was powered by a Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston engine, it had two tandem open cockpits for the pilot and observer/gunner.

Phönix C.I
  • Role: Reconnaissance and General-Purpose Biplane
  • National origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer: Phönix Flugzeug-Werke
  • Introduced: 1918
  • Retired: 1920s
  • Primary User: KuKLFT
  • Number Built: 140
  • Length: 24 ft 8 in (7.52 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 8¼ in (2.95 m)
  • Gross Weight: 2436 lb (1105 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston, 230 hp (172 kW)
  • Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)
  • Endurance: 3 hours 50 min
  • Service Ceiling: 17715 ft (5400 m)
  • Crew: 2
  • Armament: 2 × 8 mm Schwarzlose machine guns (one synchronised forward-firing and one on a mount in rear cockpit)

The company built 110 C.Is and then entered service with the KuKLFT in early 1918. After the First World War 30 aircraft were built by the Swedish Army engineering department but they were fitted with a 220 hp (164 kW) Benz inline engine.

References

  1. Phönix C.I. (2010, September 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:40, March 25, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ph%C3%B6nix_C.I&oldid=385776342
  2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

Phönix D.I - D.II

Phönix D-I
Phönix D-I - 1917
Phönix D-II
Phönix D-II - 1917

The Phönix D.I was an Austro-Hungarian First World War biplane fighter built by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke and based on the Hansa-Brandenburg D.I.
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Phönix D.I
  • Type: Biplane fighter
  • National Origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer : Phönix Flugzeug-Werke
  • First Flight: 1917
  • Primary user: KuKLFT
  • Number Built: 158
  • Powerplant:
    • (D.I) 1 × Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston, 200 hp (149 kW)
    • (D.III) 1 × Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston, 230hp (172kW)
  • Wingspan: 31 ft 11¾ in (9.75 m)
  • Length: 21 ft 9¾ in (6.65 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 2¼ in (2.80 m)
  • Gross Weight: 1775 lb (805 kg)
  • Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)
  • Endurance: 2 hours
  • Service ceiling: 19,685 ft (6000 m)
  • Crew: 1
  • Armament: 2 × Synchronised fixed forward-firing 0.315 in (8 mm) Schwarzlose machine guns

References

  1. Phönix D.I. (2010, February 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:22, July 2, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ph%C3%B6nix_D.I&oldid=343856688
  2. Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). "Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation". London: Studio Editions.
  3. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft" (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
  4. Lamberton, W.M. (1960). "Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War". Herts: Harleyford Publications Ltd.. pp. 22-23.

Phönix D.III

Phönix D-III - 1918
Phönix D-III

The Phönix D.I was an Austro-Hungarian First World War biplane fighter built by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke and based on the Phönix D-II

The Phönix D.III was the third design developed by the Phönix Flugzeug-Werke based on Hansa-Brandenburg designs which it has produced under licence. The D.III was a single-seat biplane fighter with improvements over the original Hansa-Brandenburg design which included more efficient wings, a more powerful 230hp (172kW) Hiero in-line engine. The Phönix D.III kept the structural improvements,and balanced elevators and balanced ailerons on the upper wings, used in the D.II. The last of 158 aircraft of all three types was delivered on 4 November 1918.

Phönix D.I
  • Type: Biplane fighter
  • National Origin: Austria-Hungary
  • Manufacturer : Phönix Flugzeug-Werke
  • First Flight: 19187
  • Primary user: KuKLFT
  • Number Built: 158
  • Powerplant:8 1 × Hiero 6-cylinder inline piston, 230hp (172kW)
  • Wingspan: 31 ft 11¾ in (9.75 m)
  • Length: 21 ft 9¾ in (6.65 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 2¼ in (2.80 m)
  • Gross Weight: 1775 lb (805 kg)
  • Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 km/h)
  • Endurance: 2 hours
  • Service ceiling: 19,685 ft (6000 m)
  • Crew: 1
  • Armament: 2 × Synchronised fixed forward-firing 0.315 in (8 mm) Schwarzlose machine guns

References

  1. Phönix D.I. (2010, February 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:22, July 2, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ph%C3%B6nix_D.I&oldid=343856688
  2. Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). "Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation". London: Studio Editions.
  3. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft" (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
  4. Lamberton, W.M. (1960). "Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War". Herts: Harleyford Publications Ltd.. pp. 22-23.