Brandenburg W.26

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Brandenburg W.26
Hansa-Brandenburg W.26 - Ray Wagner Collection Image (21255766500).jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 3 [1]
Wingspan 18.8 m (61 ft 8 in) [2]
Engine 260-275hp Mercedes [2]
Armament fixed sync. LMG08/15
rear flexible Parabellum
small bomb load [1]
Crew 2 [1]
Max Speed 135 km/h (84 mph) [2]
Endurance 8:00 [1]

Three Hansa-Brandenburg W.26 floatplanes were built and used for patrols in the North Sea. The type had originally been designed without armament, but by the time they were built, some self-protection was a requirement, so guns were fitted for the observer and pilots. They were robust and they had an eight-hour duration, and they carried wireless.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nowarra, p.73.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nowarra, pp.204-205.
  • 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