Gotha W.D.12

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Gotha W.D.12
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Gotha
Designer Rösner[1]
First flight Feb 1917 [1]
Primary user Roundel otto.JPG Ottoman Empire
Number built 10 [1]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline or
150hp Benz Bz.III inline
Armament rear flexible Parabellum[1] or none[2]
Max Speed 141 km/h (88 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:30[2]
Endurance 5:30 [2]

Nine WD.12s were ordered by Turkey in August 1917, six with the Mercedes D.III engine and three with the Benz Bz.III.[1] The Turkish planes were transported by rail to Hungary, erected and flown to Bulgaria, and transported finally to Constantinople.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Gotha WD.2.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Herris, p.65.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Gray, p.404.
  • 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