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.
| MODEL||Rs III|
| ENGINE||4 x Maybach HS, 180kW|
| Take-off weight||10670 kg||23523 lb|
| Empty weight||7865 kg||17339 lb|
| Wingspan||37 m||121 ft 5 in|
| Length||22.70 m||75 ft 6 in|
| Height||8.10 m||27 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||238 m2||2561.81 sq ft|
| Max. speed||136 km/h||85 mph|
| Ceiling||2700 m||8850 ft|
| Range||1380 km||858 miles|
|luson, 18.06.2011 11:35|
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.
|share tips, e-mail, 29.03.2011 11:26|
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, e-mail, 01.03.2008 13:24|
This plane is very fast whitt many engines
Do you have any comments?
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