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G.II
GothaGII

Role

Bomber

Manufacturer

Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG

Designer

Hans Burkhard

First Flight

March 1916

Primary User

Luftstreitkräfte

Number built

11

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The Gotha G.II was a German heavy bomber. It was used by the Luftstreitkräfte .

History Edit

Specifications (production version) Edit

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: ()
  • Wingspan: 23.70 (77 ft 9 in)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 89.5 m² (963 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,182 kg (4,810 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,192 kg (7,037 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.IV inline engine, 164 kW (220 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 148 km/h (92 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 1.8 m/s (350 ft/min)

Armament

  • 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns
  • 450 kg of bombs

References Edit

  1. Grosz, Peter M. (1994). Gotha!. Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire: Albatros Productions. p. 60.

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