Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Floatplane Biplane Fighter
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Hansa-Brandenburg - Germany
Production Total: 181
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 31.50 feet (9.6 meters)
Overall Width: 36.75 feet (11.20 meters)
Overall Height: 10.83 feet (3.30 meters)
Weight (Empty): 2,198 lb (997 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,206 lb (1,454 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder, inline piston engine developing 160 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 99 mph (160 kph; 86 knots)
Maximum Range: 323 miles (520 km)
Service Ceiling: 16,404 feet (5,000 meters; 3.11 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 OR 2 x 7.92mm LMG 08/15 machine guns in fixed, forward-firing position.
1 x 7.92mm Parabellum MG14 machine gun in rear trainable cockpit position.
Global Operators / Customers
Imperial Germany; Netherlands
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
W.12 - Base Production Model Designation serving the German Kaiserliche Marine (Navy); 146 examples produced.
W-A - License-produced W.12 models; fitted with Benz engine; 35 examples produced by the Netherlands.
C3MG - German Naval Designation