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Kondor W 1 / W 2

Страна: Германия

Год: 1915

Kondor - A - 1914 - Германия<– –>Kondor - Dreidecker - 1917 - Германия


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


Kondor W 1
  Appearing in the spring of 1915, this machine was a conventional two-seater with a plywood-covered fuselage. Its interplane bracing was an unusual feature in that the two pairs of struts converged to form a vee when seen in the front view. Engine, 120 h.p. Mercedes D II. Span, 130 m. (42 ft. 7 1/8 in.). Length, 7.95 m. (26 ft. 1 in.). Area, 35 sq.m. (378 sq.ft.). Weight: Loaded 900 kg. (1,980 lb.).


Kondor W 2 C
  This design flew in the spring of 1916 and is on record as being the first aircraft to be fitted with the 220 h.p. Mercedes D IV "straight-eight" geared engine. No other details.


J.Herris German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Vol I (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 49)


Kondor W 1 Specifications
Engine: 120 hp Mercedes D.II
Wing: Span 13.0 m
General: Length 7.95 m
Loaded Weight 900 kg
Ceiling: 4,000 m

J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 K15 Kondor Flight School
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainers. The radiator was mounted under the upper wing. The prototype was built in 1914.
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainer. The radiator was mounted under the upper wing. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainers with students at the Kondor flying school. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W1 two-bay trainer. The wing bracing was unusual.
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Aircraft K15 of the Kondor flying school. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainer. Flight students with a Kondor W 1 aircraft of the Kondor flying school. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainer. The wing bracing was unusual.The engine was a 120hp Mercedes D.II. Span was 13 m, length 7.95 m, gross weight 900 kg. A ceiling of 4,000 m was demonstrated. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 trainer with student pilots at the Kondor flying school. The wing struts and under-wing radiator identify the type. The engine was a 120 hp Mercedes D.II.
Euler, Germania, and NFW also built their own biplane trainers for their flight schools. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainer in front of the Kondor factory. The fuselage was covered with plywood and the nation insignia was painted on both sides of the upper wing but only the bottom of the lower wing. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainer in front of the Kondor Flugzeug Werke. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Flight students with a Kondor W 1 aircraft of the Kondor flying school. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1 two-bay trainer in flight. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 2C two-bay reconnaissance aircraft prototype. The aircraft was powered by a 220 hp Mercedes D.IV straight-8 engine. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 2C two-bay reconnaissance aircraft prototype with factory staff.The aircraft was a competitor to the Albatros C.V and LVG C.IV powered by the same engine that were both placed in production. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 2C two-bay reconnaissance aircraft prototype. The aircraft was powered by a 220 hp Mercedes D.IV straight-8 engine. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 2C two-bay reconnaissance aircraft prototype after crashing to destruction on February 25,1917. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume I /Centennial Perspective/
Kondor W 1