Brandenburg W.19

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Brandenburg W.19
Hansa-Brandenburg W.19 prototype side.jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Designer Ernst Heinkel
Introduction Jan 1918 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 53[2]-55 [1]
Developed from Brandenburg W.12
Wingspan 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in) [3]
Engine 260hp Maybach Mb.IV inline
Armament 2×sync., fixed LMG08/15[note 1] and
rear, flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 151 km/h (94 mph)[4]-156 km/h (97 mph)[3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:24[4]-8:04[3]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 18:54[4][3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 23:00[4]-28:42[3]
Endurance 5:00 [4]

While the Brandenburg W.12 had proved an outstanding seaplane, its range was limited. The effort to improve that resulted in the Brandenburg W.19. The W.19 was quite a bit larger, but performance was maintained due to the use of the excellent 260hp Maybach Mb.IV engine. In practice, the W.19 frequently acted as a scout, patrolling for targets for it and its shorter-range W.12 cousins, including Felixstowe F.2A flying boats.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hansa-Brandenburg W.19.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q1-18Q4 Y A/B or A/C 17 11 5

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:144 Scale[edit]


  1. The first three only had one forward MG[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gray, p.72.
  2. Nowarra, p.74.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Gray, p.74.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • 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