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Daimler Prototypes

Daimler L8/CL.I

The Daimler CL.I was a prototype two-seat fighter built in Germany during World War I.

The CL.I was built by the Daimler with the internal designation L8.

It first flew in 1917 but did not enter production, although in 1919, it was marketed for export to the Chilean Air Force.

Daimler L9/D.II

In early 1918, Daimler developed an upgraded version of the Daimler D.I fighter, which received the internal designation L.9.

It differed from its predecessor in the design of the wing and a new vertical tail.

The first prototype, which received the military designation Daimler D.II, took to the air in July 1918.

Due to the Armistice, the project was ended.

Daimler G.III

This was Daimlers last attempt to create a heavy bomber.

Despite the failure with the G.I and G.II, the project was again entrusted to designers Baurat Rittberger and Karl Schopper to create a Daimler branded bomber.

Two 260-horsepower Mercedes D.IVa were installed in the G.III.

The engines were placed in the hull in tandem and the propellers were driven through a system of Cardan shafts and gears.

The first flight of the Daimler G.III took place on July 18, 1917.

During September 1917, the tests were interrupted with continual breakdowns.

After all the repairs were done, the G.IIIs flight characteristics were dismal, and the project was abandoned.

Daimler L15 

The Daimler L15, sometimes later known as the Daimler-Klemm L15 or the Klemm-Daimler L15 was an early two seat low powered light aircraft intended to popularise flying.

Although only one was built it was trialled in a few different configurations, e.g., Landplane, Seaplane and Glider.


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