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Siemens-Schuckert G.III/L.I

Страна: Германия

Год: 1918

Siemens-Schuckert - Dr.I - 1917 - Германия<– –>Siemens-Schuckert - D.VI - 1919 - Германия


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Siemens-Schuckert L I (G III)
  Of unusual twin-fuselage format, the design of this machine was commissioned by Idflieg early in 1918 to be based upon the successful designs of the Italian Caproni bombers. Originally the designation was G III (G I and G II were projects only), but was later changed to L I, a completely new classification falling between the G and R categories. Three machines were completed, but saw no operational service. Two engines were mounted tractor fashion in the twin fuselages, the third engine driving a pusher airscrew at the rear of the central nacelle. There were gun positions in both fuselages aft of the wings and another position in the nose of the nacelle. Engines, three 240 h.p. Maybach Mb IV. Span, 32 m. (105 ft. 0 in.). Length, 14.65 m. (47 ft. 2 3/4 in.). Area, 169 sq.m. (1,825 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 4,400 kg. (9,680 lb.). Loaded, 6,400 kg. (14,080 lb.). Speed, 125 km.hr. (78.125 m.p.h.). Duration, 5 1/2 hr. Armament, three Parabellum machine-guns.


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SSW L.I

  The SSW L.I was the only bomber built in Idflieg’s new L-category, a type intermediate between the G and R types. Initially designated the G.III (the G.I and G.II remaining un-built projects), six G.III bombers, (894-899/17) were ordered in October 1917. The type was re-designated L.I in April 1918. The first bomber, L.897/17, was completed in June 1918 and made its initial flight on August 5. It was destroyed in a landing accident a few weeks later. Two more L.I bombers were completed, 898/17 in October 1918 and 899/17 in February 1919.
  The L.l followed the configuration of the Italian Caproni bombers with two fuselage booms and three engines, one in the rear of the short fuselage and two others in the front of the booms. Power was provided by three 240 hp Maybach Mb.IV engines. Each boom
carried a gun position and the gunners could fire downward through Gotha-type fuselage tunnels. A third gun position was in the fuselage nose. The Armistice ended development of the L.I before it could be tested in combat

Siemens-Schuckert L.I Specifications
Engines: 3 x 240 hp Maybach Mb.IV
Wing: Span, Upper 32.0 m
Wing Area 169 m2
General: Length 14.65 m
Empty Weight 4,400 kg
Loaded Weight 6,400 kg
Maximum Speed: 125 km/h
Endurance: 5.5 hrs.

J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
SSW L.I prototype
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
The SSW L.I was the only aircraft completed to the new L-type category.
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
The SSW L.I 898/17, which was probably the aircraft completed in October 1918. Powered by three 240 hp Maybach Mb.IV engines, the L.I was armed with three flexible machine guns.
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
The SSW L.I was a large, powerful aircraft that used the tri-motor Caproni-type configuration.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Siemens-Schuckert L I (G III)
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
The SSW L.I had a gunner behind the wing in each fuselage boom, and they could fire downward through a Gotha-type tunnel in the tail boom to defend against attacks from directly below.
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
SSW L.I
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
SSW L.I