2 January 2006, 11:24 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Ceres, California
Ten Adlershof Projects.
There were at least ten Adlershof Projected long range bombers. The smallest was a 2000 hp, four, 500 Ps engines, biplane bomber with a wing span of 48.4 meters (158.75 feet).
All of these designs were based on a 500 hp Benz engines.
The second design was also a biplane, span was 67 meters (219.76 ft.), ten engines of 500 hp =5000 Ps.
The ten projected bombers, a twin fuselage monoplane, had a span of 140 meters,(459.2 ft.( with twenty 500 Ps Benz engines. The engine were arranged in pairs, six tractor propellers, 8 meters in diameter,(26.2 ft) on the leading, and four pusher propellers on the trailing edge. The external bomb loa edged was twenty 300kg =6000 kg (13200 lbs) bomb load. There were also two internal bomb magazines located in the wings out board of the engines. There would have been 16 machine guns and about 24 crew personel.
reference: "The German Giants" by G.W.Haddow and Peter M. Grosz, Putnam, London, Third edition,1988. ISBN 0 85177 812 7.
Had the war continued ito 1920-21, I think New York would have been bombed.
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