BILL McBRIDE COLLECTION
No. 10483. Gotha WD 1 German Navy
02/28/2011. In 1914, the Abteilung Flugzeugbau (Aircraft Section) of the Gothaer Waggonfabrik (Gotha Railcar Factory) at Gotha, Germany, produced six examples of the WD 1. It was derived from the Avro Type H (also known as Avro Type 503) by Karl Rösner and the two-seat floatplane had wings of unequal span and was powered by an 100 hp Gnome rotary engine. Serialed 285 to 289, five were delivered to the Reichsmarine (German Navy).
Created February 28, 2011