Schütte-Lanz SL 11

SL 11


Build in 1916 this Army airship was based at Spich near Cologne. Commanded by Hauptmann Wilhelm Schramm. The first German airship to be shot down over Britain.


Schütte-Lanz SL 11 Size 4.1Mb

Pilot Notes

Gas valve controls

Rigid airships like SL 11 take-off light in a static maneuver and normally land weighed-off to slightly heavy in a static maneuver. The primary use for the gas valves is to reduce static lightness when needed.

Ballast controls

Ground crew


Engine Controls

Engines are controlled with the "Machine Telegraph".
Machine Telegraph
There is no need for the usual key commands. To start the engine just click on the "Leer" text left to the lever. The left part of the lever will jump into position. When the command is executed (Engine started or throttle changed) the right part of the lever will jump into position.

Engines are arranged from left to right, the fore engine is on the far left, then comes the left side engine, next comes then right side engine and finally the aft engine.

Note: you will not be able to switch into "AK" mode permanently below 6000 ft altitude.