Hansa-Brandenburg W

1st Flight 1914

The Hansa-Brandenburg W was a reconnaissance floatplane produced in Germany in 1914 to equip the Imperial German Navy.

Similar in general layout to the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I landplane, the W was a conventional three-bay biplane with unstaggered wings of equal span.

The pilot and observer sat in tandem, open cockpits, and the undercarriage consisted of twin pontoons.

The NW and GNW of 1915 were a revised versions powered by a more powerful engine.

Variants

W

Initial production version with Benz Bz.II engine

NW

Revised version with Mercedes D.III engine

GNW

Revised version with Mercedes D.III engine

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

9.40 m (30 ft 10 in)

Wingspan

16.50 m (54 ft 2 in)

Gross weight

1,650 kg (3,640 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mercedes D.III , 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

90 km/h (56 mph, 49 kn)

Range

320 km (200 mi, 170 nmi)

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