Anatra C.I

The Anatra DS was an improved version of the Anatra D and had a more powerful Salmson engine. The plane was called "Anasal," short for "Anatra Salmson." The Salmson engine was one of the few water cooled rotary engines used in the First World War.

The Anatra DS was a two seat reconnaissance aircraft with a ring mounted gun in the rear cockpit for the observer and a fixed synchronized machine gun for the pilot. Improvements were made after initial tests, making the Anasal a stable aircraft with good speed and responsive flying characteristics.

When Odessa fell to the Austria-Hungary in 1918, the Anatra factory was captured and production continued. More than 100 planes were manufactured under the Austro-Hungarian designation "Anatra C.I" and were used for training and reconnaissance. This plane carries Austro-Hungarian markings painted over the Russian roundels.

This aircraft was also flown by:
  Imperial Russia
Country of Manufacture Russia
First Year of Service 1917
Wing Span 37.5 ft | 11.4 m
Length 26.5 ft | 8.1 m
Height 10.5 ft | 3.2 m
Weight 2566 lbs | 1164 kg
Engine Salmson 9 cylinder liquid-cooled rotary engine, 150hp
Top Speed 89.5 mph | 144 km/h
Range 265 miles | 430 km
Armament 2 Vickers .303 machine guns
Crew 2


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 52837 vertices, 64247 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.