LVG CVI LVG C.VI Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Polikarpov I-153 Aviatik C.I RAF Be2f


This two-seater reconnaissance and artillery spotting aircraft was designed by Willy Sabresky,hired by LUFT VERKEHRS GESELSCHAFT ( Aero transport company) after he resigned from DFW,where he had been responsible for the C V.

No wonder that he designed for his new Company a refinement of the C V: the CVI. Somewhat lighter and better streamlined, the prototype made its maiden flight in Jannuary 1918. The aircraft soon became a favourite with the crews, although it only soldiered for 6 months before the war ended.

On the other hand its flattering reputation kept on until the twenties in civilian use.The engine was the 230 HP Benz IV. The armament was a Parabellum machine gun manned by the observer and a fixed LMG 08/15 Spandau on the right hand side of the engine cowling.

  The LVG CVI 9041/18

The example under restoration belongs to the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace. Using this fantastic opportunity, a reproduction is built according to the original.

The reproduction will represent an LVG CVI flown by Lt Weymar & Lt Haselhoff in September 1018.

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 Works on the LVG C.VI

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 Details of the restoration

  Pieces of history

The restoration of such an old machine is also an opportunity to rediscover its history.


Length: m
Wing span: m
Weight: kg
Engine: Benz BZ IV 230 hp
Speed: km/h
Crew 2
Armament: LMG 08/15 machine gun and Parabellum fitted on turret