Siemens-Schuckert R.VII

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Siemens-Schuckert R.VII
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Siemens-Schuckert
Introduction Feb 1917
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 1 [1]
Developed from Siemens-Schuckert R.V
Wingspan 38.4 m (126 ft) [2]
Engine 3×260hp Mercedes D.IVa
Armament four machine guns
Crew 6
Max Speed 130 km/h (81 mph) [1][2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 27:00 [1]
Ceiling 3,500 m (11,500 ft) [2]
Endurance 4:00 [1] to 7:00[2]

The Siemens-Schuckert R.VII was a one-off Riesenflugzeug (Giant Aeroplane) with serial number R7/15. It served with Rfa 501 at Vilna on the Russian Front. [1] After its service lifetime, the R.VII served as a Riesenflugzeug trainer.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Siemens-Schuckert R.VII.

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gray, p.567.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  3. Lamberton, p.152.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.