Dornier Rs III
1917
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Dornier Rs III

The giant seaplane Rs III was a high-wing monoplane of all-metal design with fabric covering of the wing and empennage.
The intrinsically stable hull was a monocoque design made of duraluminium with traverse and longitudinal steps. The hull housed the gun station, the flight deck for two pilots, the engineer's station and the fuel system.
The four Maybach engines were arranged in tandem in two nacelles and installed between the hull and the wing. The tail boom was mounted on the wing and had a box-type horizontal tail assembly with split elevator without compensating surfaces; the rudders and tail fins were divided into halves by the fuselage.
First flight took place on November 4, 1917. On 19 February 1918, a 7-hour non stop flight was made from Friedrichshafen to Norderney for further testing by the Seaplane Test Command Warnemonde.


Specification 
 MODELRs III
 ENGINE4 x Maybach HS, 180kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight10670 kg23523 lb
    Empty weight7865 kg17339 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan37 m121 ft 5 in
    Length22.70 m75 ft 6 in
    Height8.10 m27 ft 7 in
    Wing area238 m22561.81 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed136 km/h85 mph
    Ceiling2700 m8850 ft
    Range1380 km858 miles

Comments
luson, 18.06.2011

I couldn't come up with a hit chart I liked. If you can come up with satisfactory charts that would be a good way to use it.

, 18.06.2011

Dornier Rs III
1917

share tips, 29.03.2011

If I remember correctly only one or two Do. Rs III were constructed. I considered using one as a judge's aircraft in a tournament once, but gave it up because I couldn't come up with a hit chart I liked. If you can come up with satisfactory charts that would be a good way to use it.

3152, 01.03.2008

This plane is very fast whitt many engines

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