BILL McBRIDE COLLECTION
No. 12654. Gotha WD 22 (2133) German Navy
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Gotha WD 22

12/29/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "To pursue investigation into long-range reconnaissance and patrol duties, two Gotha WD 22s were built during 1918, Nos. 2133 and 2134. They were powered by four engines tandem mounted in twin nacelles; the forward engines driving tractor airscrews were 160 hp Mercedes D IIIs, and the rear engines driving pusher airscrews were 100 hp Mercedes D Is. They were generally similar to the WD 14s, and had manually operated Parabellum machineguns fore and aft.










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