A rare image of what is believed to be the sole
Friedrichshafen G I of 1915, sire to an illustrious, if largely
unsung series of bombers, that largely preceded the Gothas,
were easier to fly and were built in comparable numbers. Little
has survived concerning the G I other than that it used two
150hp Benz Bz Ills and pre-dates the debut of the rival Gotha G
II by the best part of a year.
Only one was built, which was originally conceived as a "battle plane" not a bomber.
Span 69'7" Length 39'1" Height 10'4" Wing area 791 sq ft
Empty weight 3,919 lb Gross weight 6,140 lb
Max speed 84 mph Range 380 miles
Armament 2 x 7.92 mm Parabellum MG 14 machine guns
440 lb bombs
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