Brandenburg W.13

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Brandenburg W.13
Im Doberdob-See gelandetes Flugzeug (BildID 15737460).jpg
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Designer Heinkel[1]
Introduction July 1917
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built ~130[2]
Wingspan 20.5 m (67 ft 3 in) [3]
Engine 350hp Daimler Type 21000 vee
Armament front flexible Schwarzlose MG
200 kg (440 lb)[1] of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 145 km/h (90 mph)[note 1] or
145–160 km/h (90–99 mph)[note 2][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 12:00[note 1] or 12:00-14:00[note 2][3]
Ceiling 2,500–3,000 m (8,200–9,840 ft) [note 1] or
3,000–4,000 m (9,840–13,100 ft) [note 2][3]
Endurance 6:00-8:00[note 1] or 6:00-8:30[note 2][3]

Though it was designed in late 1916, it wasn't until July 1917 through March 1918 that the Hansa-Brandenburg W.13 was delivered to KuK Kriegsmarine. Shortages of the Type 21000 Daimler engine led to planes being delivered without engines, where they sat in storage until engines could be procured. Like the ubiquitous Brandenburg C.I, the W.13 was delivered by its parent company and by UFAG and Phönix, with the last of these arriving in mid-1918. Around 130 W.13's were built overall.

The powerful 350hp V-12 engine gave the W.13 good bomb-carrying capacity, and it was used on bombing missions starting in August of 1917 over both land and sea. Its long range gave it distinct advantages in the reconnaissance and patrol roles. [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg W.13.


Game Data

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Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q3-18Q4 Y B/- 16 6 8

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1:144 Scale

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Units K305-K319.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Units K320-K434.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Nowarra, p.26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Haddow, p.1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Haddow, p.33.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • George Haddow, Windsock Datafile 119: Hansa Brandenburg W.13. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 2006. {{ISBN|1-902207-85-8))
  • 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