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SPECIAL ORDER Roden 1/72 Gotha G.Iv - RD0011

SPECIAL ORDER Roden 1/72 Gotha G.Iv   - RD0011

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The Gotha G.I, Gotha G.II, Gotha G.III Bombers, were built in 1915-1916 by Gothaer Waggonfabric AG, they were principally a new type of fighting machine (bomber). Nevertheless they were not able to carry out the "Strategic Missions"; this phrase being used by German High command to designate air raids over England. But the situation had changed radically after the successful testing of a new modification by Gotha on the G.IV. The Gotha G.IV differed from its predecessors in the size of its ailerons on both wings and the so-called 'Gotha tunnel' - a special cut-out in the aft bottom part of its fuselage which allowed its gunner to defend the aircraft in both the upper and lower hemispheres. Moreover, additional fuel tanks were installed which increased its range. After Inspection by the Air Force, 52 aircraft were immediately ordered from the Gotha Company and another 180 machines were to be built under license from Luft Verkehrs-Gesselschaft (LWG) and Siemens Schuckert Werke (SSW) until the end of 1916.