Siemens-Schuckert R.IV

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Siemens-Schuckert R.IV
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Siemens-Schuckert
Introduction Aug 1916 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 1 [1]
Wingspan 38.3 m (125 ft 9 in) [2]
Engine 3×220hp Benz Bz.IV
Crew 4
Max Speed 130 km/h (81 mph)[1][2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 36:00[1]
Ceiling 3,500 m (11,500 ft) [2]
Range 500 km (310 mi) [2]
Endurance 4:00 [1]

The Siemens-Schuckert R.IV was a one-off Riesenflugzeug (Giant Aeroplane) with serial number R4/15. It was preceded by three earlier planes, but those were never used operationally. It was accepted in August 1916 and it served with Rfa 501 at Vilna on the Russian Front. [1] After its service lifetime, the R.IV became a Riesenflugzeug trainer.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Siemens-Schuckert R.V.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Gray, p.567.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  3. Lamberton, p.152.
Bibliography
  • 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, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.