BILL McBRIDE COLLECTION
No. 12655. Gotha WD 27 German Navy
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Gotha WD 27

12/29/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Designed for long-range patrol and bombing duties, three of these colossal machines were built during 1918, serialed 4326 to 4328. They truly came into the "Rs" category (Riesen-Seeflugzeug, Giant Seaplane), and were powered by four 160 hp Mercedes D III engines mounted tandem fashion in twin nacelles, driving neatly spinnered tractor and pusher airscrews.

Created December 29, 2014