Gotha LE.3

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Gotha LE.3 "Taube"
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Gotha
Designer Grulich and Bartl[1]
Introduction autumn 1914
Primary user Germany
Number built 54[1]
Variants Gotha LE.2
Wingspan 14.4 m (47 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 100hp Mercedes D.I inline
Armament none
Max Speed 96 km/h (60 mph)[3][2][4]
Climb 800 m (2,620 ft) in 12:00[3]
Endurance 4:00 [2][4]

The Gotha LE.3 Taube was a refinement of the LE.2, with a fuselage of rectangular cross-section and a simplified undercarriage. LE3s were used for reconnaissance on all fronts in the early months of the war, as well as for their original intended use as a mild-mannered trainer. "LE" stood for "Land Eindecker" (Land Monoplane). Other than Jeanin, no manufacturer built more Tauben than Gotha.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Etrich Taube.

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
14Q3-14Q4 XA --- 10 7? 8

Blue Max/Canvas Eagles

Aircraft Chart

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. 1.0 1.1 Herris, p.9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.391.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Angelucci, p.24.
  • 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.
  • 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. ISBN 9780900435027