Gotha W.D.27

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Gotha W.D.27
Gotha WD.27.jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Gotha
Introduction 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 3 [1]
Wingspan 31.0 m (101 ft 9 in) [2]
Engine 4×160hp[1]-175hp[3] Mercedes D.III inlines
Crew 3 [2]
Max Speed 135 km/h (84 mph)[1][2]

Three huge Gotha W.D.27s were built in 1918. Twin engine nacelles each carried two 160hp Mercedes D.III engines. With a wingspan of 31 m (102 ft), they were large enough to be considered Riesen-Seeflugzeug (Giant Seaplanes). [1]

The first was due for delivery in April 1918 with the rest in mid-summer, but its not clear whether the latter two were completed.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Gotha WD.27.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gray, p.409.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nowarra, pp.204-205.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nowarra, p.56.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • 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