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Hansa-Brandenburg KW

Страна: Германия

Год: 1916

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


Brandenburg KW
  Three of these two-seat armed reconnaissance seaplanes were supplied during 1916. Although designed for the 260 h.p. Mercedes D IVa engine, they were fitted with the 200 h.p. Benz Bz IV, in which form they were underpowered and suitable only for training duties. Engine, 200 h.p. Benz Bz IV. Span, 16.4 m. (53 ft. 9 3/4 in.). Length, 11.16 m. (36 ft. 7 3/8 in.). Height, 4.06 m. (13 ft. 3 7/8 in.). Area, 60.4 sq.m. (652 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 1,447 kg. (3,183 lb.). Loaded, 2,106 kg. (4,633 lb.). Speed, 134 km.hr. (83.725 m.p.h.). Climb, 1,000 m. (3,280 ft.) in 14.5 min. Duration, 6 hr. Armament, one Parabellum machine-gun.


C.Owers Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI Vol.2: Biplane Seaplanes (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 18)


Type KW
  
  Brandenburg continued to supply small numbers of floatplanes to the German Navy. Three KW two-seat, three-bay reconnaissance biplanes in the CFT Class were supplied during April and May 1916. The KW featured the inward-sloping interplane struts and a first bay devoid of bracing cables. Although intended to have the 260-hp Mercedes D.IVa engine after testing, the 200-hp Benz Bz.IV replaced the Mercedes and the performance suffered accordingly, such that the machines, MNs 588 - 590, were only used for training. These machines survived the war and were at the Hage repair depot in November 1918. Post-war Italy received MN 589 and Japan received MN 588.


Brandenburg KW Specifications
Source Typenschau Gray & Thetford Brandenburg 3-View SVK MN 590 (588 - 590)
Span, m 16.30/16.30 16.4 16.400/16.400 16.300/16.300
Length, m 10.55 11.16 ca 10.500 10.550
Height, m - 4.06 4.950 -
Chord, m - - 1.900 1.900
Areas in m2
Wings 60.00 60.4 - -
Ailerons 7.30 - - 7.30
Elevators 1.65 - - 1.65
Rudder 1.00 - - 1.00
Empty Wt, kg 1,471 1,447 1,445 1,471
Loaded Wt, kg 2,135 2,106 2,106 2,135
Performance
Speed in km/hr 134 134 - -
Time to 800 m 11 minutes - - 11 minutes
Time to 1000 m 14.3 minutes 14.5 minutes - 14.3 minutes
Time to 1500 m 24.3 minutes - - 24.3 minutes
Endurance - 6 hours - -
Motor 220-hp Benz 200-hp Benz Bz.IV 220-hp Benz 220-hp Benz

C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
More photos of KW Marine Number 589 fitted with a four-bladed airscrew.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Brandenburg KW
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
A KW taxiing towards the slipway.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
This GNW (KW ???) appears to have a communal cockpit rather than the separate cockpits for observer and pilot. This machine without a fuselage cross may be the prototype.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
KW Marine Number 589 was fitted with a four-bladed airscrew.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
MN 590 in full camouflage and markings. This was the machine used for the SVK "Atlas" three-view and these photographs are thought to have been taken at Warnemunde.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
This would be KW 590 in the Brandenburg factory in Briest, Germany. Points to note are the engine installation with individual exhaust pipes, the white surround to the fuselage cross is not finished, nor is the Marine Number.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
The fuselage of KW MN 588 in the Brandenburg factory. A twin-engined floatplane can be seen in the background being assembled.
C.Owers - Hansa-Brandenburg Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2 - Biplane Seaplanes /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
Brandenburg KW SVK Drawing