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Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1

Biplane Fighter Protoype

Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1

Biplane Fighter Protoype

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OVERVIEW



The Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1 biplane fighter only managed the prototype stage before attention turned to the more promising Nr.2 model.
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ORIGIN: Imperial Germany
YEAR: 1914
MANUFACTURER(S): Otto Schwade - German Empire
PRODUCTION: 1
OPERATORS: Imperial Germany (cancelled)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 102.53 feet (31.25 meters)
WIDTH: 158.79 feet (48.4 meters)
HEIGHT: 39.37 feet (12 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 1,433 pounds (650 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 1,764 pounds (800 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Schwade Stahlherz 7-cylinder rotary engine developing 80 horsepower and arranged in a pusher configuration driving a two-bladed propeller unit.
SPEED (MAX): 62 miles-per-hour (100 kilometers-per-hour; 54 knots)
RANGE: 186 miles (300 kilometers; 162 nautical miles)
CEILING: 9,843 feet (3,000 meters; 1.86 miles)




ARMAMENT



1 x 7.92mm Bergmann LMG 15 machine gun on a flexible mounting fitted to the nose.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Nr.1 - Base Series Designation; single example completed.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1 Biplane Fighter Protoype.  Entry last updated on 12/1/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
During 1914, the Schwade concern of Erfurt, Germany worked on a new biplane fighter design known as the "Nr.1". This aircraft relied on a traditional biplane wing arrangement (over-and-under members) braced through cabling and parallel struts. The wings sat over and under a smallish circular fuselage nacelle which contained seating for one in an open-air cockpit. The tail section was held out from the mass of the aircraft by way of triangular struts which also supported the tail surfaces. The fuselage nacelle also contained the powerplant and armament fit. The former was arranged in a "pusher" configuration driving a two-bladed wooden propeller while the latter became a single machine gun on a flexible mounting. The undercarriage was of a simple two-legged, two-wheeled configuration with a tailskid supporting the rear.

Its design was very consistent with early-World War 1 aircraft - simple, fragile and making due for lack of better alternatives. Since the engine was arranged at the rear of the nacelle, the machine gun at the nose was given clear firing arcs and armament was made up of 1 x 7.92mm Bergmann LMG 15 series machine gun. Despite the gun's flexibility, it became awkward for the pilot to control his aircraft while also being asked to train his weapon on a moving target in the sky.

Power for the design came from a Schwade Stahlherz 7-cylinder rotary piston engine developing 80 horsepower.

Despite the commitment to bringing the Nr.1 to fruition, only a single example was completed before attention turned to the more promising Nr.2 design twin-boom biplane fighter design.




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Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (62mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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