Hansa-Brandenburg W.18


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Hansa-Brandenburg W.18

The W.18 single-seat fighter flying boat was, like the CC that it supplanted, intended primarily for the Austro- Hungarian Navy. The prototype was flown early in 1917 with a 150hp Benz Bz III six-cylinder water-cooled engine, and production with a 200hp Hiero engine was undertaken on behalf of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, a total of 47 being delivered between September 1917 and May 1918. Armament normally comprised two fixed forward-firing 8mm Schwarzlose machine guns, and the W.18 was employed for both station defence and fighter patrol tasks. One Benz-engined example was delivered to the German Navy in December 1917.

Hansa-Brandenburg W.18A three-view drawing (1632 x 1152)

  Take-off weight1145 kg2524 lb
  Empty weight875 kg1929 lb
  Wingspan10.70 m35 ft 1 in
  Length8.15 m27 ft 9 in
  Height3.45 m11 ft 4 in
  Wing area34.38 m2370.06 sq ft
  Max. speed170 km/h106 mph

Anthony Wise, e-mail, 09.07.2015 05:00

Are there any draws /blue prints /plans for this aircraft still around? I am interested in making flying replica. Thanks


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