Oertz W.5

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Oertz W.5
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Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Oertz
Designer Max Oertz [1]
First flight May 1915 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 5 [1]
Wingspan 18.0 m (59 ft 1 in) [2]
Engine 240hp Maybach [1]
Armament 1 MG [2]
Crew 1 [2]
Max Speed 119 km/h (74 mph) [2]
Climb 1,500 m (5,000 ft) in 22:00 [2]
Endurance 5:00 [2]

Five W.5s were delivered between May 1915 and February 1917. They were initially used out of Flanders, but they were withdrawn to the quieter Baltic.[1]

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nowarra, p.80.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
Bibliography
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070