|Самолеты (сортировка по:)|
|Gotha - LD.4 - 1914 - Германия||<–||–>||Gotha - G.I (Gotha-Ursinus) - 1915 - Германия|
|O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/|
|Five of these two seat Gotha WD-1 reconnaissance floatplanes, No.s 285 to 289, were built for the navy in mid-1914. Fitted with a 100hp Daimler D I, the WD-1 had a top level speed of 56mph at sea level. If this seems low, the climb to 3,200 feet took a tedious 24.5 minutes. However, the WD-1 did appear to have, for its day, a useful range of 335 miles. Seen here is the prototype WD, the 100 hp Gnome powered prototype, first flown in February 1914 and which never seems to have been given a naval serial number.||O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/|
|Gotha WD 2||H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/|
|The serial 424 on the rear fuselage of this Gotha WD-2a identifies it as being one of the later production 'small wing' version, differentiated by the 'a' suffix. First flown in July 1914, the WD-2 and WD-2a, of which a total of 27 were built, used either a 100hp Benz Bz III, or a 150hp Rapp. Built for long range reconnaissance, the WD-2a's top level speed was 59.5mph at sea level, while its range was 415 miles, an 80 mile improvement on that of the earlier WD-1.
||H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/|
|This Gotha WD-2 was one of a small number of floatplanes the German navy handed over to its Turkish allies in 1916. Powered by a 150hp Benz Bz III, this machine carries an early, overwing gun mounting for its front seat observer, requiring him to stand when firing.
||Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/|
|An early Gotha WD.2 reconnaissance Twin-float Seaplane supplied to the Turkish Navy about 1915.
||Журнал - Flight за 1916 г.|
|OFF! - A German (Gotha) seaplane starting on a reconnaissance flight. Note the long stepped floats which project backwards to a point considerably behind the pilot's seat.||Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.|
|A German (Gotha) seaplane over Constantinople.||K.Delve - World War One in the Air /Crowood/|
|The one and only Gotha WD.5, used as a personal aircraft by Capt. Langfeld, commanding officer of the Haltenau naval air station.|