Three huge Gotha W.D.27s were built in 1918. Twin engine nacelles each carried two 160hp Mercedes D.III engines. With a wingspan of 31 m (102 ft), they were large enough to be considered Riesen-Seeflugzeug (Giant Seaplanes). 
|Number built||3 |
|Wingspan||31.0 m (101 ft 9 in) |
|Engine||4×160hp-175hp Mercedes D.III inlines|
|Max Speed||135 km/h (84 mph)|
The first was due for delivery in April 1918 with the rest in mid-summer, but its not clear whether the latter two were completed.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Gotha WD.27.
- Gray, p.409.
- Nowarra, pp.204-205.
- Nowarra, p.56.
- Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
- Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070