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Riesenflugzeug

Index Riesenflugzeug

A Riesenflugzeug (plural Riesenflugzeuge, German for "giant aircraft"), sometimes colloquially referred to in English as an R-plane, was a large World War I German bomber, possessing at least three aircraft engines, more usually being powered by four or more engines, sometimes of more than one make, model or power level. [1]

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AEG R.I

The AEG R.I or Riesenflugzeug 1 (meaning "giant aircraft") was a four-engined biplane bomber aircraft of World War I manufactured by AEG.

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Basse und Selve

Basse und Selve (BuS) were German manufacturers of engines for automobiles, motorcycles, boats, aircraft and railcars, supplying engines for Selve cars built at the Selve Automobilwerke AG, but also various other manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles, such as Beckmann, Mannesmann, and Heim.

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Benz Bz.III

The Benz Bz.III was a six-cylinder, water-cooled, inline engine developed in Germany for use in aircraft in 1914.

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Benz Bz.IV

The Benz Bz.IV was a German six-cylinder, water-cooled, inline engine developed for aircraft use.

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Bomber

A bomber is a combat aircraft designed to attack ground and naval targets by dropping air-to-ground weaponry (such as bombs), firing torpedoes and bullets or deploying air-launched cruise missiles.

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Caproni Ca.4

The Caproni Ca.4 was an Italian heavy bomber of the World War I era.

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Claude Dornier

Claude (Claudius) Honoré Désiré Dornier (born in Kempten im Allgäu on 14 May 1884 – 5 December 1969) was a German airplane builder and founder of Dornier GmbH.

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DFW R.I

The DFW R.I, (company designation DFW T26), was a prototype German bomber aircraft of World War I.

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DFW R.II

The DFW R.II was a German bomber aircraft of World War I. It was developed at a request by the Luftstreitkräfte in spring 1917 after their experience with the R.I had been generally positive, but only two were ever built despite six being ordered.

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DFW R.III

The DFW R.III was a German bomber aircraft designed during World War I, but which had not yet been built when the end of the war led to the project's cancellation.

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Drive shaft

A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.

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Felixstowe Fury

The Felixstowe F.4 Fury (serial N123), also known as the Porte Super-Baby, was a large British, five-engined triplane flying-boat designed by John Cyril Porte at the Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe, inspired by the Wanamaker Triplane/Curtiss Model T. At the time the Fury was the largest seaplane in the world, the largest British aircraft, and the first aircraft controlled successfully by servo-assisted means.

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Flight International

Flight International (or simply Flight) is a weekly magazine focused on aerospace, published in the United Kingdom.

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Fuselage

The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section.

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German Empire

The German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich),Herbert Tuttle wrote in September 1881 that the term "Reich" does not literally connote an empire as has been commonly assumed by English-speaking people.

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Gotha G.V

The Gotha G.V was a heavy bomber used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. Designed for long-range service, the Gotha G.V was used principally as a night bomber.

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Handley Page V/1500

The Handley Page V/1500 was a British night-flying heavy bomber built by Handley Page towards the end of the First World War.

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Imperial German Navy

The Imperial German Navy ("Imperial Navy") was the navy created at the time of the formation of the German Empire.

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Linke-Hofmann R.I

The Linke-Hofmann R.I was a heavy bomber aircraft designed and built by the German company Linke-Hofmann during World War I. Only four were built and the type never saw service with the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service).

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Linke-Hofmann R.II

The Linke-Hofmann R.II (Riesenflugzeug – "giant aircraft") was a bomber aircraft designed and built in Germany from 1917.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Maybach Mb.IV

The Maybach Mb.IV, originally designated Maybach HS, (only related to the Mb IVa by layout and size), was a six cylinder in-line piston engine of output, originally developed for use in airships.

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Maybach Mb.IVa

The Maybach Mb.IVa (written in German sources as Mb IVa, without a dot) was a water-cooled aircraft and airship straight-six engine developed in Germany during World War I by Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, a subsidiary of Zeppelin.

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Mercedes D.III

The Mercedes D.III, or F1466 as it was known internally, was a six-cylinder, SOHC valvetrain liquid-cooled inline aircraft engine built by Daimler and used on a wide variety of German aircraft during World War I. The initial versions were introduced in 1914 at 160 hp, but a series of changes improved this to 170 hp in 1917, and 180 by mid-1918.

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Mercedes D.IV

The Mercedes D.IV was an eight-cylinder, liquid-cooled inline aircraft engine built by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) and used on a small number of German aircraft during World War I.

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Mercedes D.IVa

The Mercedes D.IVa was a German six-cylinder, water-cooled, inline engine developed in 1917 for use in aircraft and built by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG).

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Propeller (aeronautics)

An aircraft propeller, or airscrew,Beaumont, R.A.; Aeronautical Engineering, Odhams, 1942, Chapter 13, "Airscrews".

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Roman numerals

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages.

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Siemens-Schuckert Forssman

The Siemens-Schuckert Forssman was a prototype bomber aircraft designed and built in Germany in 1914 and 1915.

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Siemens-Schuckert R.I

The Siemens-Schuckert R.I was a bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was originally ordered as the Siemens-Schuckert G.I prior to the German Inspectorate of Flying Troops (the Idflieg) adopting the "R" classification for multi-engine aircraft in late 1915.

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Siemens-Schuckert R.II

The Siemens-Schuckert R.II was a prototype bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was one of six aircraft based on the Siemens-Schuckert R.I that were originally intended to be identical, but which each developed in a different direction and were designated as different aircraft types by the German Inspectorate of Flying Troops (the Idflieg).

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Siemens-Schuckert R.III

The Siemens-Schuckert R.III was a prototype bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was one of six aircraft based on the Siemens-Schuckert R.I that were originally intended to be identical, but which each developed in a different direction and were designated as different aircraft types by the German Inspectorate of Flying Troops (the Idflieg).

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Siemens-Schuckert R.IV

The Siemens-Schuckert R.IV was a bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was one of six aircraft based on the Siemens-Schuckert R.I that were originally intended to be identical, but which each developed in a different direction and were designated as different aircraft types by the German Inspectorate of Flying Troops (the Idflieg).

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Siemens-Schuckert R.V

The Siemens-Schuckert R.V was a bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was one of six aircraft based on the Siemens-Schuckert R.I that were originally intended to be identical, but which each developed in a different direction and were designated as different aircraft types by the German Inspectorate of Flying Troops (the Idflieg).

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Siemens-Schuckert R.VI

The Siemens-Schuckert R.VI was a bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was one of six aircraft based on the Siemens-Schuckert R.I, which were originally intended to be identical.

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Siemens-Schuckert R.VII

The Siemens-Schuckert R.VII was a bomber aircraft built in Germany during World War I.Taylor 1989, p.808The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, p.2920 It was one of six aircraft based on the Siemens-Schuckert R.I that were originally intended to be identical, but which each developed in a different direction and were designated as different aircraft types by the German Inspectorate of Flying Troops (the Idflieg).

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Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII

The Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII was a bomber aircraft designed and built in Germany from 1916.

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Sikorsky Ilya Muromets

The Sikorsky Ilya Muromets (Сикорский Илья Муромец) (Sikorsky S-22, S-23, S-24, S-25, S-26 and S-27) were a class of Russian pre-World War I large four-engine commercial airliners and military heavy bombers used during World War I by the Russian Empire.

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Tupolev ANT-20

The Tupolev ANT-20 Maksim Gorki (Туполев АНТ-20 "Максим Горький") was a Soviet eight-engine aircraft, the largest of the 1930s.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.I

The Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.I (also known as the Dornier Rs.I) was a large three-engined biplane flying boat designed by Claudius Dornier and built during 1914–15 on the German side of Lake Constance.

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Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.II

The Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.II (known incorrectly postwar as the Dornier Rs.II) was a biplane flying boat, designed by Claudius Dornier and built during 1914-15 on the German side of Lake Constance.

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Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.III

The Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.III (known incorrectly postwar as the Dornier Rs.III) was a large four-engined monoplane flying boat designed by Claudius Dornier and built during 1917 on the German side of Lake Constance at the Zeppelin-Lindau works.

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Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.IV

The Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.IV (known incorrectly postwar as the Dornier Rs.IV) was a Riesenflugzeug (Giant aircraft) monoplane all metal flying boat with a stressed skin hull developed for the Imperial German Navy to perform long range patrols over the North Sea.

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.V

The Zeppelin-Staaken R.V was one of a series of large bombers called ''Riesenflugzeugen'', intended to be less vulnerable than the rigid airships in use at the time.

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI

The Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI was a four-engined German biplane strategic bomber of World War I, and the only Riesenflugzeug ("giant aircraft") design built in any quantity.

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.VII

The Zeppelin-Staaken R.VII was six-engined large bomber - a Riesenflugzeug - of Imperial Germany, intended to be less vulnerable than the airships in use at the time.

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.XIV

The Zeppelin-Staaken R.XIV was a development of the Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI.

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.XV

The Zeppelin-Staaken R.XV was an Imperial German bomber of World War I. An incremental improvement to the Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI, this was one of a series of large strategic bombers called Riesenflugzeuge, intended to be less vulnerable than dirigibles in use at the time.

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Zeppelin-Staaken R.XVI

The Zeppelin-Staaken R.XVI(Av) was a very large bomber (Riesenflugzeug), designed and built in Germany during 1918.

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Zeppelin-Staaken Riesenflugzeuge

The Zeppelin-Staaken Riesenflugzeuge were a series of very large bomber aircraft - Riesenflugzeuge ("giant aircraft"), usually powered by four or more engines, designed and built in Germany from 1915 to 1919.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riesenflugzeug

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