Hansa-Brandenburg CC

The Hansa-Brandenburg CC was a single-seat German fighter flying boat of World War I.

It was used by both the Imperial German Navy and the Austro-Hungarian Navy.

The Hansa-Brandenburg CC was designed by Ernst Heinkel during 1916 for use by the Austro-Hungarian Navy.

It was a single engined, single seat flying boat, with a pusher engine mounted between the wings.

It had single-bay wings, with the unusual “Star-Strutter” arrangement of bracing struts shared with the Hansa-Brandenburg D.I and the KDW.

The CC was purchased both by Austro-Hungary and the Imperial German Navy.

The Austro-Hungarian aircraft were powered by 119 kW (160 hp) Austro-Daimler or 130 kW (180 hp) Hiero engines and armed by a single 8 mm (.315 in) Schwarzlose machine gun.

The German aircraft were powered by 110 kW (150 hp) Benz Bz.III engines and armed with one or two lMG 08/15 machine guns.

One example was modified as a triplane, while a second aircraft was modified with sponsons replacing the outrigger floats in support of the development process for the Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Rs.IV.

The triplane configuration was created from the standard model by inserting a third, short-span wing between the upper and lower planes of, at the point where the star struts crossed.

Delivered to Austro-Hungary in the Spring of 1917, the sole example was written off that autumn following a landing accident.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

7.69 m (25 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)

Lower wingspan

7.38 m (24 ft 3 in)

Height

3.57 m (11 ft 9 in)

Wing area

26.5 m2 (285 sq ft)

Empty weight

800 kg (1,764 lb)

Gross weight

1,080 kg (2,381 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Benz Bz.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 110 kW (150 hp)

Propellers

2-bladed wooden fixed pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn)

Range

500 km (310 mi, 270 nmi)

Time to altitude

1,000 m (3,300 ft): 4.8 min

Wing loading

40.8 kg/m2 (8.4 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.10 kW/kg (0.063 hp/lb)

Armament

1 or 2 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns

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