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Zeppelin Werke Staaken GmbH (Zeppelin-Staaken) of Staaken developed a series of huge R-Class (Riesenflugzeug) bombers.

Six were adapted as giant seaplanes (#8301-8306). Five of six were completed when work was halted with the Armistice.[1]

Production or combat aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. The R.VII crashed in Aug 1917 while on route to delivery.[2]
  1. Nowarra, p.81.
  2. Munson, p.159.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711
  • 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