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Gotha G. IV

24.8k RASEN1914  3.1 years ago

100% historically EXACT replica of the Gotha G.IV an Imperial Germany heavy bomber used in the WWI primarily as strategic bomber and air raid bomber.

See Instructions below.

Armed with 2 Spandau machine guns (also historically recreated), the Gotha Bomber was a hard-to-beat target and their air raids were practically inmune to the entente fighters... artillery and blimps were used to stop these beasts with low effectivity.
This was a psychological terror to the british which they can't stop the air raids until the end of the war.

This aircraft is painted with the Kagohl 3 (Pilot Ernst Brandenburg) schemes, used in May 1917.

Enjoy it!

Instructions:

- Press F5 to activate the pilot view.
- Press F6 to activate the front gunner view.
- Press F7 to activate the rear gunner view.
- Press 1 to use the front MG 14 machinegun.
- Press 2 to use the rear MG 14 machinegun.
- Press 3 to launch the wing roots bombs.
- Takeoff speed is 80 mph.
- Landing is hard to perform, you must land without bombs at 60 mph and use the tail ski. It's easier to land in earth than in runway, autopilot may help.
- For a safe turning do it with a lateral inclination of 45º and use the rudder to stabilize it.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 77.9ft (23.7m)
  • Length 40.9ft (12.5m)
  • Height 10.3ft (3.1m)
  • Empty Weight 13,151lbs (5,965kg)
  • Loaded Weight 13,977lbs (6,340kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.042
  • Wing Loading 13.3lbs/ft2 (64.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,053.5ft2 (97.9m2)
  • Drag Points 10854

Parts

  • Number of Parts 270
  • Control Surfaces 13
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    3,506 OwenWolf

    I do say this is true to the real thing, the swastikas may be confused for the ones Hitler used for his terrible regime. Yes, I understand it's the pilot's personal choice for the design, but I think it would be cool to replace the swastikas with a spade or a deck of cards ( remember Clyde Blackburn? He flew with Wilson in the new Bristol F2A model and the design was a deck of cards. I love Bf1)

    1.5 years ago
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    3,506 OwenWolf

    Yes. The swastika was a peaceful symbol before Hitler ruined it's reputation, @KingBdog

    1.8 years ago
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    It’s too nose heavy

    1.9 years ago
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    @RASEN1914 wasnt the swastika a peace symbol before its uh, nazi use

    2.0 years ago
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    Terrible. Flyer.

    2.2 years ago
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    24.8k RASEN1914

    @Baronvongoat You're welcome m8! :P

    2.8 years ago
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    Thank you for the info@RASEN1914

    2.8 years ago
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    24.8k RASEN1914

    @Baronvongoat The Swastika was a personal emblem for a lot of pilots in the WWI, this was the plane that flies Ernst Brandenburg. And yes, the swastika already exists before the NSDAP.

    2.8 years ago
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    Just wanna point out, the nazi party did not exist during World War One, so this is not actually "historically accurate", considering you used a swastika

    2.9 years ago
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    24.8k RASEN1914

    @OscarIsHere Hahaha, nice!!!

    3.1 years ago
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    Land without Bombs Eh? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! If I do succeed I will send you a clip

    3.1 years ago
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    24.8k RASEN1914

    @WolfenTheWolfPilot Yes, the swastika was used primarily in the III Reich as a national symbol... but in the WWI many pilots used it as a personal emblem (Ernst Brandenburg, Werner Voss, Lothar Weiland...)

    3.1 years ago
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    Didn't germany use the swatiska for the second World War?

    3.1 years ago
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    17.3k dogspit

    This is interesting. It is complex but still has a simple look to it while still being elegant. A truly amazing job indeed.

    3.1 years ago
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    14.7k Fishbowl1121

    10 out of 10 would bomb again

    3.1 years ago
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    Can't wait to play with this giant in Battlefield 1.. nice build!

    3.1 years ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    Probably was really difficult to land in real life...

    3.1 years ago
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    24.8k RASEN1914

    @oDDDynamics @EternalDarkness I'm glad you like it! A lot of work to make it stable and flyable :)

    3.1 years ago
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    24.8k RASEN1914

    @ElGatoVolador Thanks a lot mate! Always trying to do my best! :P

    3.1 years ago
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    Damn, I knew when I first saw you that you would be amazing

    3.1 years ago
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    Definitely spotlight-worthy. Great job with details

    3.1 years ago