Zeppelin-Staaken V.G.O. II

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Zeppelin V.G.O. II
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Role Bomber
Manufacturer Zeppelin-Staaken
Designer Baumann, Klein, and Bosch [1]
First flight 26 Oct 1915 [1]
Introduction 13 Aug 1916 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 1
Developed from Zeppelin-Staaken V.G.O. I
Variants Zeppelin-Staaken V.G.O. III
Wingspan 42.0 m (137 ft 8 in) [2]
Engine 3×240hp Maybach
Armament 3-4MGs
910 kg (2,000 lb)[2] of bombs
Climb 2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 39:00[2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 79:00[2]
Ceiling 3,000 m (10,000 ft) [2]

The Zeppelin-Staaken V.G.O. I was joined on the eastern front near Riga by the Zeppelin V.G.O. II another of the Riesenflugzeug (giant aeroplane). Like the original, it joined Riesenflugzeugabteilung 500 late in 1916. [3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Zeppelin-Staaken Riesenflugzeuge.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lamberton, p.154.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  3. Munson, p.158.
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.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711