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Staaken R.XIVa
Staaken R.XIV landing in Vienna
Type
 
Engine
4 Maybach Mb IVa
Dimensions
Length 22,1 m, height 6,3 m, span 42,2 m, wing area 332 m2
Weights
Empty 7921 kg, flying weight 11848 kg
Performance
Range 800 km
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
 
R.69/18
D-129
Used by the Deutsche Luft Reederei. he last Staaken R.XIVa, commanded by Captain Count Hans Wolf von
Harah and with the pilots Heinrich Smiltz and Henrig Tretken, was forced down due to fuel problems on 19
September on its way to Kamenets-Podolski. Upon the landing the crew was captured by two soldiers of the
Rumanian 37th Infantry Regiment, who happened to be nearby. On board the Rumanians found 303 million
griverns (Ukraine roubles), issued 5, 6 and 24 October 1918. The Ukraine passengers were sent to Ukraine
controlled area on the other side of the river Dnestr, while the Germans were imprisoned. The aircraft was
repaired by Rumanian aeronautical engineers and flown by Petre Macavei (Technical 1st Lieutenant) and other
crewmembers to the capital of Rumania, Bucharest. On its way the engine caused more trouble, but in the end the
aircraft managed to arrive save and sound. It never flew again, but was stationed at the airport for several years
before it was dismantled. Its wooden propellers went to the military museum in Bucharest.
 
R.70/18
D-130
Used by the Deutsche Luft Reederei . On 29 July confiscated by French troops on behalf of the IAACC at the
airport of Wien, Aspern.
 
R.71/18
D-131
Used by the Deutsche Luft Reederei. Crashed and burned 4/8 1919 in Oberschlesien
DLR had three of these aircraft. One of the aircraft with the constructor’s number R70 had the fleet number DLR 70 and the registration D.130, while the two other aeroplanes had the LFR-A registration D.129 (c/n R69) and D.131 (c/n R71). All three were lost in duty. T