Brandenburg W.29

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Brandenburg W.29
Hansa-Brandenburg W29 Japanse navy.jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Designer Ernst Heinkel
First flight spring 1918 [1]
Introduction April 1918 [2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 78 [3][1][4]
Developed from Brandenburg W.12
Wingspan 13.5 m (44 ft 4 in) [5][6]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III[note 1]
Armament 1-2× fixed, sync. LMG08/15[note 2]
Crew 2
Max Speed 166 km/h (103 mph)[5] to 170 km/h (106 mph)[7] to 175 km/h (109 mph)[8][6]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:00[8][5]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 13:00[8][5]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 23:00[8][5]
Ceiling 3,000 m (9,840 ft)[7] to 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[8]
Endurance 4:00 [8][7][5][6]

The Brandenburg W.29 was an innovative monoplane developed from the W.12. It retained and improved on the maneuverability of the W.12, but it was still limited in range and sometimes relied on the Brandenburg W.19 to scout out targets.

It operated with great success, especially out of the base at Zeebrügge.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg W.29.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q2-18Q4 V A/B 15 11 5

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1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

1:350 Scale

References

Notes
  1. The last three sported 185hp Benz Bz.IIIa's.[3]
  2. 40 were supplied with one MG and a radio; 38 with twin MG but no radio.[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nowarra, p.75.
  2. Gray, p.75.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.72.
  4. Angelucci, p.98.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Angelucci, p.90.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Munson, p.96.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Gray, p.78.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • 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, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • 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