Gotha WD.27

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Gotha WD.27.jpg
Role Long-range patrol aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Gotha
First flight 1918
Number built 1-3

The Gotha WD.27 (for Wasser Doppeldecker - "Water Biplane") was a patrol seaplane developed in Germany during World War I. It was a large, four-engine aircraft with the same general layout as the WD.22; a conventional seaplane with engines grouped in tractor-pusher pairs on the lower wings. Contemporary records show three German Navy serial numbers allocated to the type, but only one of these may have been flown.


General characteristics

  • Wingspan: 31.00 m (101 ft 9 in)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Mercedes D.III, 120 kW (160 hp) each


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 428. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 895 Sheet 09.