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The Zeppelin-Staaken R.IV was basically a Zeppelin-Staaken V.G.O. III with the nacelle engines upgraded to the 220hp Benz. After starting on the Eastern front in July 1917, the plane was relocated to the Western Front and was used in raids on the U.K.

Zeppelin-Staaken R.IV
Z-Staaken R-IV.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Zeppelin-Staaken
Introduction July 1917 [1][2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 1
Wingspan 42.0 m (137 ft 8 in) [3]
Engine 4×220hp Benz Bz.IV and
2×160hp Mercedes D.III
Armament 6-7 MGs [4]
910 kg (2,000 lb) of bombs[3]
Max Speed 125 km/h (78 mph)[4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:00[3]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 38:00[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 89:00[4]
Ceiling 3,400 m (11,000 ft) [3]
Endurance 6-7 hours [4]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Zeppelin-Staaken Riesenflugzeuge.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
16Q1-18Q4 XA (S) 34 10 8
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Citations
  1. Munson, p.159.
  2. Lamberton, p.154.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gray, p.584.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711