Hansa-Brandenburg W.19
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Hansa-Brandenburg W.19

An enlarged W.12 developed to meet a demand for a two-seat fighter seaplane with greater endurance, the W.19 was first committed to operations in January 1918. Appreciably larger than the W.12, the W.19 was of similar construction with fabric-covered wings and plywood- covered fuselage and floats, and was powered by a 260hp Maybach Mb IVa six-cylinder water-cooled engine. The substantial increase in span necessitated the adoption of a two-bay arrangement, and, apart from the three prototypes, all W.19s carried an armament of two 7.92mm LMG 08/15 synchronised machine guns and a single Parabellum of similar calibre on a flexible mount in the rear cockpit. One W.19 was experimentally fitted with a 20mm Becker cannon for trials. A total of 53 production W.19s was completed (one being retained for static tests).

Hansa-Brandenburg W.19A three-view drawing (1650 x 1147)

 ENGINE1 x 260hp Maybach Mb.IV
    Take-off weight2005 kg4420 lb
    Empty weight1435 kg3164 lb
    Wingspan13.80 m45 ft 3 in
    Length10.65 m35 ft 11 in
    Height4.10 m13 ft 5 in
    Wing area57.80 m2622.15 sq ft
    Max. speed151 km/h94 mph
    Cruise speed143 km/h89 mph
    Ceiling5000 m16400 ft
    Rate of climb156 m/min500 ft/min
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.92

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