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LFG Roland WD

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917


LFG Roland - D.V - 1917 - Германия<– –>LFG Roland - D.IX/D.XIV - 1918 - Германия

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

  This single-seat seaplane was developed from the D I and intended as a station defence machine. It first flew on 29th June 1917 and remained a solitary prototype. Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III.

W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters


  The Roland W twin-float fighter seaplane was an adaptation of the D I. Flown for the first time on 29 June 1917, and powered by a 160 hp Mercedes D III engine, it arrived for evaluation at the base of the Seeflugzeug-Versuchs-Kommando (SVK) at Warnemunde in the following month. It was promptly returned to LFG for modifications aimed at improving the flying characteristics and the view from the cockpit. It was returned to the SVK in September 1917, modified once more and then flight tested, but the poor visibility it offered the pilot led to its prompt rejection. The sole prototype, after further modification to the fuselage, was assigned to the marine single-seat fighter school in November 1917.

Time to 3,280 ft (1 000 m), 5.4 min.
Empty weight, 2,531 lb (1148 kg).
Span, 33 ft 1 2/3 in (10,10 m).
Length, 29 ft 4 1/3 in (8,95 m).
Height, 10 ft 5 7/8 in (3,20 m).

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Предпринималась попытка установить Роланд DI на поплавки, однако маломощный двигатель не позволил получить требуемые характеристики.
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The Roland W was a twin-float seaplane adaptation of the D I, remaining a prototype.
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O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
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