|Designer||Karl Rösner |
|First flight||Spring 1915 |
|Introduction||Dec 1914 |
|Primary users|| Germany|
|Number built||25 |
|Wingspan||15.6 m (51 ft 2 in) |
|Engine||150hp Benz Bz.III inline|
|Max Speed||90 km/h (56 mph)|
to 112 km/h (70 mph)
|Ceiling||2,500 m (8,200 ft) - 3,000 m (9,840 ft)|
Twenty-five Gotha WD.2 seaplanes were completed in small batches, the first of which were delivered in December 1914. Turkey ordered the last two WD.2's in April 1916 and designated them WD.13s, and indeed all of the initial WD.2's ended up serving in Turkey. A wide variety of different machine-gun mounts were experimented with on the WD.2, from upper-wing-height turrets to conventional rear-arc gun rings.
Early in 1916 the German Navy ordered five for use on their bases on the Black Sea, and they were delivered in March-April 1916.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Gotha WD.2.
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
- Nowarra, p.72.
- Herris, p.28.
- Nowarra, pp.204-205.
- Gray, p.398.
- 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
- 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