Post by Deleted on Dec 28, 2020 14:10:19 GMT -5
The Zeppelin-Staaken E-4/20 was a revolutionary four-engine all-metal passenger monoplane designed in 1917 by Adolf Rohrbach and completed in 1919 at the Zeppelin-Staaken works outside Berlin, Germany.
Tests were flown between September 1920 and 1922, when it was broken up on the orders of the Inter-Allied Commission.
The Smithsonian Institution's "Airspace Magazine" suggested that Rohrbach could have been Germany's Boeing or Douglas but that the Inter-Allied Commission deemed the E-4/20 too much of a threat as a potential bomber to be allowed to go into serial production and ordered its destruction, even declining offers to sell it to allied countries.
The 1932 Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta used a very similar configuration, differing in construction details and more powerful engines.
Dennis Simanaitis, he again, created the ugly Zeppelin-Staaken for FS9. I thinks this model does apply more to the original than the one released some days ago for X-Plane.
Dennis particulary worked on a nice interior, worthy of a 'Berliner Kaffeehaus' situated 'Unter den Linden'!
The Staaken airfield in Berlin-Staaken developed over the course of its 40-year history (1915–1953) from a Zeppelin factory yard in the 1920s to one of the first commercial airports in Germany and ultimately to the main maintenace site of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Private flight schools at Staaken airfield trained a number of well-known personalities to become pilots, including Wernher von Braun, movie star Heinz Rühmann as well as Elli Beinhorn, and Hanna Reitsch, both famous female aviators.
On August 10, 1938, Lufthansa's Focke Wulf 200 “Condor” was the first land-based passenger aircraft (with additional tanks) to fly the 6371 kilometer non-stop route from Berlin-Staaken to Floyd Bennett Field in New York in 24 hours, 56 minutes and 12 seconds.