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DFW R.I

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Terrence Murphy, 01.02.2012

A large prototype German biplane bomber of World War 1 consisting of four engines mounted inside the fuselage, powering propellers on the wings via transmission shafts - two mounted tractor-fashion on the leading edge of the upper wing, and two mounted pusher-fashion on the trailing edge of the lower wing.

General characteristics
• Crew: at least five
• Length: 17.6 m (57 ft 9 in)
• Wingspan: 30.5 m (100 ft 1 in)
• Height: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
• Wing area: 186 m2 (2,000 sq ft)
• Empty weight: 6,800 kg (14,991 lb)
• Gross weight: 9,400 kg (20,723 lb)
• Powerplant: 4 Ũ Mercedes D.IV 8-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engines, 164 kW (220 hp) each
• Propellers: 4 x 2-bladed
Performance
• Maximum speed: 120 km/h (75 mph; 65kn)
• Rate of climb: 1.7 m/s (330 ft/min)
• Wing loading: 51.7 kg/mē (10.6 lb/sq ft)
Armament
• Guns: Provision for dorsal, ventral and nose machine-gun positions
• Bombs: up to 2,600kg of bombs

, 18.06.2011

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