Hansa-Brandenburg W.16

The Hansa-Brandenburg W.16 was a floatplane fighter built in Germany during World War I for the Imperial German Navy.

The W.16 was a single-seat hydroplane made from wood and fabric.

The first prototype flew in February 1917, but the aircraft did not enter production due to the Imperial German Navy losing interest in the floatplane fighter concept.

Specifications

W.16

Crew

1

Length

7.35 m (24 ft 1 in)

Wingspan

9.25 m (30 ft 4 in)

Height

2.93 m (9 ft 7 in)

Wing area

21.35 m2 (229.8 sq ft)

Empty weight

636 kg (1,402 lb)

Gross weight

896 kg (1,975 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Oberursel U.III 14-cylinder two-row air-cooled rotary piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

172 km/h (107 mph, 93 kn)

Cruise speed

150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)

Range

300 km (190 mi, 160 nmi)

Service ceiling

5,000 m (16,000 ft)

Armament

Guns

2 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 Spandau machine guns

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