Daimler L11

1st Flight 1918

Military Users-Prototype Only.

Daimler L11

The Daimler L11 was a German single-seat, high-wing, monoplane fighter, powered by a 185 hp (138 kW) Daimler D.IIIb V-8 engine.

The sole prototype first flew on 8 November 1918, and continued testing through to February of the following year.

The Daimler L14 was later built as a two-person version of this aircraft.

Daimler L11

Specifications-

Crew: 1

Length: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)

Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 28.8 m2 (310 sq ft)

Daimler L11

Power plant: 1 × Daimler D.IIIb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 200 km/h (120 mph, 110 kn)

Service ceiling: 8,400 m (27,600 ft)

Rate of climb: 5.2 m/s (1,020 ft/min)

Daimler L11

Credits-

German Aircraft of the First World War-Peter Gray & Owen Thetford.

German Fighter Aircraft in World War I, Design, Construction and Innovation-Mark C. Wilkins.

The Complete Book of Fighters-Gordon Swanborough

Wikipedia.

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