Brandenburg W.18

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Brandenburg W.18
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Brandenburg
First flight 1917
Primary user Germany
Number built 1
Variants Phönix A
Wingspan 10.7 m (35 ft 1 in)
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III inline[1]
Armament 2×fixed LMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00[1]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 23:00[1]

Only one Brandenburg W.18 was supplied to the German Navy in 1917. It was not developed further, presumably since the German Navy preferred floatplanes to flying boats, but it was adapted by the Austro-Hungarian Navy as the Phönix A.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gray, p.294.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.