BILL McBRIDE COLLECTION
No. 12073. L.V.G. C.IV German Army Air Service
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L.V.G. C.IV

09/30/2013. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This 1916 aircraft was a slightly enlarged edition of the C.II designed round the 220 hp Mercedes D IV eight-cylinder in-line engine. The reduction gearing enabled the engine to be almost completely buried, and a slow-revolving propeller of massive proportions was fitted. The introduction of a balanced rudder for the first time on an L.V.G. two-seater may be noted. Fitted with a Parabellum machinegun, an L.V.G. C.IV made the first daylight aeroplane raid on London November 28, 1916."










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