• Kagohl3 War Diary •

• Gotha G.III to G.V Production List 1916 to 1918 •


Gotha G.III

Serial No.sQtyOrder dateNotes
375/16 to 399/16253 May 1916Type test April 1916 using G.II qualification. Delivered 16 October 1916 to 26 March 1917.

All to Kagohl 2 except G.398/16 (to Halbgeschwader 1 as a trainer) and G.392/16 (to Daimler for test work).

Gotha Go. G. IIIs were retired from frontline service August and September 1917.

Hptm. Brandenburg of Kagohl 3 was said to have used a red tailed Go.G.III 396/16 - ?398/16

Gotha G.IV

Serial No.sQtyOrder dateNotes
401/16 to 412/16124 August 1916401/16 and 402/16 to Kagohl 2 for frontline evaluation. Type test completed December 1916. Deliveries to Kagohl 3 began in March 1917. 410/16 crashed 23.4.17 and 409/16 on 10.5.17.
600/16 to 624/162519 October 1916Delivered to Kagohl 3. 617/16 crashed 24.4.17.
649/16 to 663/161523 November 1916Delivered to Kagohl 3.
980/16 to 1029/16504 December 1916LVG manufactured. Type test completed 25 June 1917.
1055/16 to 1094/164018 December 1916SSW manufactured. Delivered July 1917 to February 1918. About 30 to to Kagohl 2,3, & 4, remainder to replacement or training units.
200/16 to 239/1740May 1917SSW manufactured. Delivered December 1917 to August 1918 to training units, in particular the Geschwaderschule Paderborn.
100/16 to 149/1650August 1917LVG manufactured. 121/17 at the Geschwaderschule Paderborn

Total of 232 Gotha G.IV built. LVG = Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft. SSW = Siemens-Schuckert Werke.

Kagohl 3 was re-designated Bogohl 3 on 17 December 1917.

Gotha G.V

Serial No.sQtyOrder dateNotes
664/16 to 683/162019 October 1916Delivered August 1917 to April 1918.
900//16 to 979/168019 October 1916Delivered August 1917 to March 1918.

Gotha G.Va

Serial No.sQtyOrder dateNotes
700/17 to 724/172515 October 1917Delivered 3 April 1918 to 22 May 1918. All to Bogohl 3 except 703/17 that crashed during acceptance tests.

Gotha G.Vb

Serial No.sQtyOrder dateNotes
725/17 to 749/172515 October 1917Delivered 4 June 1918 to 15 August 1918. 747/17 dual control for training purposes.
913/18 to 937/182518 May 1918Delivered 30 June 1918 to 6 September 1918.
1450/18 to 1464/181526 July 1918Delivered 9 September 1918 to 2 October 1918.
1778/18 to 1792/18154 August 1918Delivered 18 October 1918 to 14 December 1918 direct to the Allies.

A total of 205 Gotha G.V, G.Va and G.Vb built, 177 of which were delivered to Kagohl 3/Bogohl 3.

Giant R-Planes operated by Rfa 501

Staaken R.IV

SerialAcceptedNotes
R.IV 12/155 May 1917Staaken built. Operated with Rfa 500 on the Eastern Front until July 1917.

Staaken R.V

SerialAcceptedNotes
R.V 13/1529 September 1917Staaken built. To Rfa 501 on 23 December 1917.

Staaken R.VI

SerialAcceptedNotes
R.VI 25/166 June 1917Staaken built. Trialed with Rfa 500 on the Eastern Front, then operational with Rfa 501.
R.VI 26/1624 July 1917Staaken built. Operational with Rfa 501. Crashed and burnt at Scheldewindeke 9/10 May 1918.
R.VI 27/16October 1917Schütte-Lanz built. To Rfa 501 23 January 1918. Crashed in Belgium 7/8 March 1918 and destroyed by enemy action.
R.VI 29/161 May 1918Schütte-Lanz built. To Rfa 501 3 May 1918. Crashed at Moorseele, near Wevelgem, 9/10 May 1918.
R.VI 32/1624 January 1918Staaken built. To Rfa 501 2 April 1918. Destroyed in a crash at Scheldewindeke 9/10 May 1918.
R.IV 33/16October 1917Aviatik built. Operational with Rfa 501 until it crashed on 15 October 1918.
R.IV 34/16? January 1918Aviatik built. Operational with Rfa 501 until it was brought down near Westrozebeke in Belgium on 21 April 1918.
R.VI 36/16October 1917Albatros built. Operational with Rfa 501. Believed dismantled after emergency landing on 7/8 March 1918.
R.VI 39/169 August 1917Staaken built. Operational with Rfa 501.