Lohner L Flying Boat – Austro-Hungarian Reconnaissance Aircraft

Brickmania
$355.00
Current Stock:
6
SKU:
BKM463
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days.
Weight:
3.11 LBS
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Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Andrea Boninsegna
Piece Count:
647 LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the Lohner L Flying Boat – Austro-Hungarian Reconnaissance Aircraft:

The Austro-Hungarian Lohner seaplane expanded the conventional thought and use of military aircraft. Utilized for more than reconnaissance, the Lohner L was outfitted with machine guns and bombs, and patrolled the coastline around the Adriatic Sea. Made largely of wood and fabric, the original design positioned the pilot and observer side-by-side in the bow. Furthermore, to have unhindered use of a machine gun, the engine was positioned aft between the upper and lower wings. These aircraft were outfitted with a Daimler 150 hp engine that operated a pusher propeller. The flying boat carried 220 lbs of bombs that were positioned in the rear of the hull and were dropped by the observer.

On September 16, 1915, L 132 and L 135, flying near Cattaro off of the Adriatic coast, spotted the French Brumaire-class submarine, Foucault. The Austro-Hungarian Flying Boats peppered the surfaced submarine with bombs until enough damage was done for the crew to abandon ship. One of the Ls landed and captured two Frenchmen. The Lohner L is attributed with the first successful kill of a submarine by aircraft in history. This set precedents for use of aircraft in anti-submarine operations in future conflicts.

Specifications:

Crew: 2
Armament: 1x machine gun for observer
Speed: 105 km/h (65 mph, 57 kn)
Range: 600 km (370 mi, 320 nmi)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Highly unique and incredibly sturdy considering its thin frame, the Lohner L Flying Boat kit includes two custom minifigs, printed elements, a mounted BrickArms®, and a high-quality sticker sheet. The model also features posable wing flaps and a tail rudder along with a striking overall color scheme and an impressive wingspan.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Andrea Boninsegna
647 LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
2x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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