Gotha LD.7

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Gotha LD.7/B.I
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Gotha
Designer Hans Burkhard[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 18
Engine 100hp Mercedes D.I inline or
120hp Mercedes D.II inline
Armament none
Max Speed 125 km/h (78 mph) [2]
Climb 800m in 8.5min [2]

Though first ordered in May 1915, deliveries were slow, and the last Gotha LD.7 was not delivered until November. Most of the planes were trainers, but five were sent to Turkey in the autumn, re-designated the Gotha B.I. "LD" stands for "Land Doppeldecker" (Land Biplane).

For more information, see Wikipedia:Gotha LD.1.


  1. Herris, p.21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gray, p.396.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Jack Herris, Gotha Aircraft of WWI. USA, Aeronaut Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-935881-14-8