Gotha G.IV Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1916
Type: Strategic Heavy Biplane Bomber
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG / LVG / Siemens-Schuckert - Germany
Production Total: 230
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 3
Overall Length: 40.03 feet (12.2 meters)
Overall Width: 77.76 feet (23.70 meters)
Overall Height: 12.80 feet (3.90 meters)
Weight (Empty): 5,320 lb (2,413 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,042 lb (3,648 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Mercedes D.IVa piston inline piston engines developing 260 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 84 mph (135 kph; 73 knots)
Service Ceiling: 16,404 feet (5,000 meters; 3.11 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 to 4 x 7.92mm Parabellum LMG 14 series machine guns in various defensive positions including the nose and dorsal spine.
Up to 1,100 pounds of conventional drop ordnance carried.
Global Operators / Customers
Austria-Hungary; Imperial Germany; Netherlands; Poland
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
G.IV - Base Production Series Designation; 230 examples produced from 1916 to 1917.