Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1
Imperial Germany (1914)
The Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1 biplane fighter only managed the prototype stage before attention turned to the more promising Nr.2 model.
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
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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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (62mph).
Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
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