Gotha G.V Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Heavy Bomber
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG - Germany
Production Total: 205
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 40.75 feet (12.42 meters)
Overall Width: 77.76 feet (23.70 meters)
Overall Height: 14.76 feet (4.50 meters)
Weight (Empty): 6,038 lb (2,739 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,746 lb (3,967 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Mercedes D.IVa inline piston engines delivering 260 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 87 mph (140 kph; 76 knots)
Maximum Range: 522 miles (840 km)
Service Ceiling: 21,325 feet (6,500 meters; 4.04 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.92mm Parabellum LMG 14 machine gun in nose fuselage position.
1 x 7.92mm Parabellum LMG 14 machine gun in rear dorsal fuselage position.
1 x 7.92mm Parabellum LMG 14 machine gun in rear ventral fuselage position.
Up to 1,500lbs of bombs held externally.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
G.V - Appearing in 1917; base production series designation; 11 examples produced.
G.Va - Appearing in 1918; revised tail unit; shorter forward fuselage; auxiliary nose landing gear; 25 examples produced.
G.Vb - Appearing in 1918; increase bomb load;increased maximum take-off weight; revised landing gear system; 80 ordered but never operational by war's end.