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Gotha WD.11

WD.11
Role Torpedo bomber
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Gotha
First flight 1916
Primary user Imperial German Navy
Number built 12

The Gotha WD.11 (for Wasser Doppeldecker - "Water Biplane") was a torpedo bomber seaplane developed in Germany during World War I. When the general configuration of the Gotha WD.7 proved promising, Gotha set to work designing a much larger and more powerful aircraft along the same general lines. Like its predecessor, it was a conventional biplane with twin engines mounted tractor-fashion on the lower wing. The pilot and observer sat in tandem, open cockpits and the landing gear consisted of twin pontoons. 12 examples were built for the Imperial German Navy.

Operators

 German Empire
 Netherlands

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and observer
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.III, 120 kW (160 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 1.3 m/s (250 ft/min)
Armament
  • 1 × trainable, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine gun in nose for observer
  • 1 × 725 kg (1,600 lb) torpedo
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