Gotha Ursinus G.I

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Gotha G.I
Gotha-Ursinus GUH G.I.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Gotha
Designer Oskar Ursinus and Friedel
First flight 30 Jan 1915 [1]
Introduction July 1915 [2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 18 + prototype
Variants Gotha WD.4 (UWD)
Wingspan 20.3 m (66 ft 6 in) [3]
Engine 2×160hp Mercedes D.III inlines or
2×150hp Benz Bz.III inlines
Armament 1-2 flexible Parabellum
250-350kg of bombs[4]
Crew 2-3[5]
Max Speed 119 km/h (74 mph)[3] - 130 km/h (81 mph)[4]
Ceiling 2,750 m (9,020 ft) [4][3]
Range 540 km (335 mi) [3]
Endurance 4:00 [4]

The Gotha G.I started life as the Friedel-Ursinus B.1092/14, a concept for a highly armed "aerial cruiser". They were found to be too slow to be of any use as a battleplane, so they found new life as bombers. Ordered in three batches of six, the last delivered in March 1916. Only the last batch had two machine guns (and gunners), the rest carried only one gunner and the pilot. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Gotha G.I.

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Official Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
15Q3-16Q4 XB (S) 15 7 8

Plane and Crew Cards[edit]

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:144 Scale[edit]

1:200 Scale[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Herris, p.97.
  2. Herris, p.94.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gray, p.410.
  5. Lamberton, p.158.
Bibliography
  • 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
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.