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Gotha LD.3/LD.4

Страна: Германия

Год: 1914

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J.Herris Gotha Aircraft of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 6)


Gotha LD3

  Supervised by Ingenieur H. Schmieder, the Gotha LD3 was powered by a 50 hp Gnome rotary engine. The LD3 was a license-built Caudron. Work started on the LD3 on 7 October 1913; upon completion the aircraft was assigned to the Herzog Carl Eduard Fliegerschule. Only one LD3 was built.

Gotha LD3 Specifications
Engine: 50 hp Gnome
Wing: Span Upper 13.40 m
Span Lower 10.05 m
Area 26.4 m2
General: Length 6.40 m
Height 2.5 m
Empty Weight 340 kg
Loaded Weight 630 kg
Maximum Speed: 110 km/h


Gotha LD4

  The Gotha LD4, powered by a 100 hp Gnome rotary engine, was another license-built Caudron but with side-by-side seating. It was ordered on 26 February 1914. Only one LD4 was built.

Gotha LD4 Specifications
Engine: 100 hp Gnome
Wing: Span Upper 13.40 m
Span Lower 10.05 m
Area 27 m2
General: Length 6.40 m
Height 2.5 m
Empty Weight 420 kg
Loaded Weight 710 kg

J.Herris - Gotha Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Gotha LD3 was a license-built Caudron; only one was built.
J.Herris - Gotha Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Gotha LD3 after an engine failure.
J.Herris - Gotha Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Close-up of the engine after failure in the LD3.
J.Herris - Gotha Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Gotha LD4, a license-built Caudron, had a spinner and streamlined nose similar to that of the prototype LD2.
J.Herris - Gotha Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
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