|R to L, Rittmeister Meyer, Professor Meyer and Ltn Guidp Scheffer 1915|
Pictured above is a Jeannin Taube (Jeannin Stahltaube) which is a version with steel tubing fuselage construction.
For the first months of WW1, Taubes flew with the Central Powers armies in the role of scout aircraft. As new Allied aircraft began arriving at the front, the unarmed Taubes began to seem frighteningly unmaneuverable and sickening slow to their German flyers. The Taube was soon transferred to the role of training student aviators.
The Taube was also used for bombing in the Balkans in 1912–13, and in late 1914 when German 3 kg (6.6 lb) bomblets and propaganda leaflets were dropped over Paris.
Taube spotter planes detected the advancing Imperial Russian Army in East Prussia during the World War I Battle of Tannenberg.