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Adlershof R-Plane Drawings
To view items in this collection, use the Online Finding Aid
The R-planes of World War I were German giant bombers - the largest aircraft of World War I. The 'R' was an abbreviation for 'Riesenflugzeug,' which meant 'giant aircraft.' The R-plane was conceived as a long-range strategic weapon for attacking objectives deep within enemy territory. The aircraft were only produced in small numbers.
Unknown, possibly USAF Museum, unknown, XXXX-0541, Unknown
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 oversized folder))
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of ten linen drawings and two microfilm drawings of the Adlershof R-Planes. Six of the drawings depict a twin fuselage configuration. The drawings originated at Adlershof, Germany, but there is no other information on these drawings.
Zeppelin-Staaken R-Plane Projects
Siemens-Schuckert Steffen R-Planes
Adlershof R-plane projects
World War, 1914-1918
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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