Source: Abandoned by retreating Germans
Engine: Mercedes 160-hp, serial no.1320
Max Speed: 190 km/hr
- Length: 7.90 m
- Wing Span: 12.00 m
Range: 525 km
Known Serial Numbers: 10
- (serial no. 12921/18, elsewhere given as 1320 - perhaps engine number)- abandoned by the Germans at Spilve in 1919.
- evaluated by the Latvians for airworthiness. The report found
that it was missing its engine, but otherwise was complete. Fuselage
and wings would require some repair.
- June 17, 1921 - test flown and returned to service after repairs/overhaul.
- June 17, 1921 - crash landing
- March 22, 1922 - aircraft damaged when landing on ice. Not repaired.
- After it was no longer airworthy or repairable, the wings were
removed and it was used as an airman's funeral carriage.
- Another CL-1 (serial number 1803/18) was also abandoned at Vainode by
the Geschwader Sachsenberg, but this one fell into the Russian's
hands and did not serve with the Latvian military.
Profile at http://www.insigniamag.com/afs005.html
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Gray & Thetford German Aircraft of the First World War
- Humberstone, Richard (ed) Latvian Air Force 1918-1940
- Jane, Fred T. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919
Profile courtesy of Arvo Vercamer.
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