|ARMED RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT||Virtual Aircraft Museum / Germany / L.V.G.|
During the early months of World War I, German manufacturer Luft-Verkehrs Gesellschaft produced a small series of unarmed B-type two-seat observation aircraft; these formed the basis for the C-type armed reconnaissance aircraft, introduced in the spring of 1915. The C.I was followed by the C.II, built in substantial numbers and used for light bombing as well as visual and photographic reconnaissance. One aircraft carried out a daylight bombing attack on London on 28 November 1916, dropping six 10kg bombs on Victoria railway station (the actual target was the Admiralty). It suffered engine failure on the way home and was forced to land near Boulogne; the crew was captured. An enlarged version of the C.II, the C.IV, appeared in 1916, with a 220hp Mercedes D.IV engine.
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