Gotha G.V

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Gotha G.V
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Role Bomber
Manufacturer Gotha
First flight July 1917
Introduction August 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 100 [1]
Developed from Gotha G.IV
Variants G.Va, G.Vb
Wingspan 23.7 m (77 ft 10 in) [2]
Engine 2× 260hp Mercedes D.IVa inlines
Armament forward flexible Parabellum
rear flexible Parabellum[note 1]
590 kg (1,300 lb)[2] or 300 kg (660 lb)-500 kg (1,100 lb) of bombs[3]
Crew 3
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph)[4][5][2]
Climb 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 28:00[4][2]
3,700 m (12,000 ft) in 35:00[2]
Ceiling 6,200 m (20,500 ft)[2]-6,500 m (21,300 ft)[4][5]
Range 840 km (520 mi)[5][2]

The Gotha G.V was a basic refinement of the design established by the Gotha G.III and G.IV, using the same engines. Fuel tanks were moved to the fuselage instead of the engine nacelles, reducing the chance of fire damage.[1] This did, however, block off any chance for crew interchange between the pilot and rear gunner.[3]

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

Timeline [note 2][edit]

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Official Stats
Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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XD B/B 27 13 or 14 5
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1:144 Scale[edit]

1:200 Scale[edit]

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale[edit]

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Notes
  1. This gun could fire downwards through a tunnel in the fuselage.
  2. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.135.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.128.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gray, p.132.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.26.
  6. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
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.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711