WOW255 LVG Two Seat Reconnaissance & Artillery Spotter

£405.00

1 in stock

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Description

Description

After a few mostly unsuccessful designs of their own, LVG (Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft) spent much of the Great War licence building aircraft for more successful companies, like Albatros’ and Gotha. It was not until early 1917 that one of their designs, the C type reconnaissance and artillery spotting C.V, was accepted for production in serious numbers.
The C.VI was constructed along the same lines as the C.V with a plywood covered fuselage and fabric covered wings and tail plane. Like all C type aircraft it was armed with two machine guns, one firing through the arc of the propeller and controlled by the pilot and the 2nd on a flexible mount in the observer’s position.
The prototype was first test flown in February 1918 and production aircraft entered frontline service in the middle of that year. The C.VI was highly regarded for its respectable climb rate, speed and maneuverability.
Surviving LVG C.VIs flew on in foreign air forces and civil hands well into the 1930s and a number of aircraft were assembled in the 1920’s to fulfill the demands of a burgeoning civilian market.

Our 1/30 scale LVG comes in a beautiful two tone camouflage colour scheme with lozenge pattern to the wings.

Priced at $499.00 plus shipping

Figures are shown for scale purposes only.