Item No.: RODEN 016

                '' GOTHA B.V '' 

The World's first strategic bomber, the Gotha G.IV, was adopted for military service in late 1916. It was one of the most modern and innovative planes of its time, but after acquiring combat experience, the necessity for improvements had become obvious, first for better flight performance as well as crewmember conditions.One of the major problems for the previously built Gotha bombers was the fuel tank installation, both tanks being arranged too close to the engines. In case of an emergency landing the probability of a fire was very likely. Of all the bombers lost in action, 75% were lost during unsuccessful landings; this problem demanded immediate attention. During October of 1916 German Air Command (the Idflieg) ordered 100 aircraft from the Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG. A new modification yielded the Gotha G.V. The first planes reached Bogohl 3 in August of the next year. The main difference between the G.V and its predecessor was the engine installation in the small streamlined nacelles between the wings, fuel tanks were moved into the fuselage. But performance had not increased; to the contrary, maximum speed and climb were slightly reduced and take-off weight increased. In any case, all these problems had been compensated for by an increase safety during landing. 

Drie uitvoeringen mogelijk;

  • Gotha G.V, w/n 904/16 "Erika", Bogohl 3, Summer 1918; Commander-ltn. Claus Petersen. This aircraft had been shot down by German's AA fire by mistake on the night of July 24-25, 1918.
  • Gotha G.V, w/n 947/16, Bogohl 3, March 1918; Commander-ltn. von Korff. Aircraft lost in action during a raid over France on March 21, 1918.
  • Gothe G.V, c/h 906/16, Bogohl 3, Commander-ltn. Wessel. Aircraft lost in action during a raid on London December 6, 1918.
Aantal onderdelen: 161

Humbrol verf kleur nr.'s;

  • 33 Matt Black
  • 34 Matt White
  • 53 Metallic Gunmetal
  • 54 Metallic Brass
  • 56 Metallic Aluminium
  • 79 Matt Bleu Grey
  • 87 Matt Steel Grey
  • 96 Matt RAF Bleu
  • 102 Matt Army Green
  • 110 Matt Natural Wood
  • 113 Matt Rust
  • 116 Matt US Dark Green
  • 122 
  • 147 Matt Light Grey
  • 156 Satin Dark Camouflage Grey
  • 180 

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