Zeppelin Staaken R.VI
I'm looking for historical stats on the climb rate and speeds at different altitudes. I very interested in these altitudes:
Sea level = 135km/h
1000m = 10min
2000m = 23min
3000m = 43min
4320m = ?
Thanks for all the stats Daniel. What sources are you pulling them from? Is it a single book with multiple stats on different aircraft?
"The German Giants - The story of the R-planes 1914-1919" by G. W. Haddow & Peter M. Grosz from 1962 gives the following:
R.VI with 4 x 260 hp Mercedes D.IVa engines:
Maximum speed 130 km/h (80.8 mph)
1000m - 11 min
2000m - 27 min
3000m - 55 min
3800m - 150 min (Ceiling)
R.VI with 4 x 245 hp Maybach Mb.IVa engines:
Maximum speed 135 km/h (83.9 mph)
1000m - 10 min
2000m - 23 min
3000m - 43 min
4320m - 146 min (Ceiling)
R.VI 30/16 with 4 x 260 hp Mercedes D.IVa engines and a 120 hp Mercedes D.II driving a supercharger:
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99.4 mph)
1000m - 10 min
2000m - 24 min
3000m - 35 min
5900m - 102 min (Ceiling)
That is a fantastic book that I can recommend!
Last edited by Wombat; 09-28-2011 at 13:27.
Reason: Forgot maximum speed
Yes the book is called "Die deutschen Militärflugzeuge 1910-1918" Authors are Kroschel and Stutzer. It has stats of over 408 aircrafts and 1/144 pictures of 127.
Yes but you don't need to understand German. The introduction is in four languages including English. There is a short description of each of the planes festured as pictures in german.
The stats for all 408 planes are given in german but there is a short lexicon in four languages including English for the given stats. For example Geschwindigkeit = Speed, etc.