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Gotha LD.2

Страна: Германия

Год: 1914

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O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)


Gotha LD 2
  Although similar to the LD la, the LD 2 actually preceded it, having been built in August 1914. It was used at the front for a few months, as were almost any reliable aircraft at this period. Engine, 100 h.p. Mercedes D I. Span, 14.5 m. (47 ft. 7 in.). Length, 7.5 m. (24 ft. 7 3/8 in.). Area. 46 sq.m. (497 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 735 kg. (1,617 lb.). Loaded, 1,127 kg. (2,479 lb.). Speed, 105 km.hr. (65.625 m.p.h.). Climb, 800 m. (2,624 ft.) in 12 min. Armament, none.

K.Delve - World War One in the Air /Crowood/
The Gotha LD2 was in use, in small numbers, from the outbreak of war. Its 100hp Mercedes D1 gave it a top speed of 65mph (105kph) but by late 1914 it had been phased out of front-line service.