BILL McBRIDE COLLECTION
No. 11492. Hansa-Brandenburg W 26 German Naval Air Service
07/31/2012. The two-seat two-bay W 26 long range sea reconnaissance aircraft of 1917, whose appearance looked outdated, was in fact equipped to the latest standards. In addition to flexible and a fixed machinegun armament, the aircraft was also fitted with a radio transmitter and receiver, and was driven by a 260 hp Mercedes D IVa engine. Despite excellent performances, including a range of 621 mls (1,000 km), only three aircraft were constructed.
Created July 31, 2012