Daimler G.I

Specifications

1st Flight 1915

Crew: ca. 5

Length: 18.4 m (60 ft 4 in)

Wingspan: 21.26 m (69 ft 9 in)

Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)

Wing area: 74.8 m2 (805 sq ft)

Empty weight: 2,540 kg (5,600 lb)

Gross weight: 3,680 kg (8,113 lb)

Powerplant: 4 × Mercedes D.III 6 cyl. Water-cooled in-line piston engine, 119.3 kW (160.0 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 123 km/h (76 mph, 66 kn)

Cruise speed: 120 km/h (75 mph, 65 kn)

Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

Rate of climb: 1.1 m/s (220 ft/min)

Time to altitude: 1,500m (4,921ft) in 25.0 min

Wing loading: 49.3 kg/m2 (10.1 lb/sq ft)

Variants

The Daimler G.I, originally designated Daimler R.I, was a bomber aircraft designed and built in Germany from early in 1915.

Daimler R.I

The initial designation of the G.I, changed after discovery that the aircraft did not meet one of the major criteria for being designated as a Riesenflugzeug; the engines were unable to be serviced whilst in flight.

Daimler R.II

The initial designation of the G.II, which was a refined version of the G.I, with improved structure and higher maximum weight and more streamlined engine nacelles supported on pylons between the wings.

Daimler G.I – The R.I re-designated.

Daimler G.II – The R.II re-designated.

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