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Van Berkel WB
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Van Berkel was commissioned in 1919 to develop a long-range sea scout. The design was based on the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29, an example of which had been interned.
The chief engineer of Van Berkel, ir Von Baumhauer changed de design severely. Van Berkel WB was larger than the W.29 and the engine was more powerful.
|Height:||3,55 m||Wing area:||32,20m2|
|Empty weight:||1050 kg||Max. start weight:||1494 kg|
|Max. speed:||175 km/hr||Rate of climb:|
|Cruising speed:||140 km/hr|
|Range:||1500 km||Service ceiling:|
|Engine type:||One Rolls Royce Eagle VIII rated 360 hp|
|Armament:||Two machine guns|
|Exact dimensions are not known. It is stated that this aircraft was developed from the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29, one of which was interned during World War One.
Other sources state that it was merely a development from the larger Hansa-Brandenburg W.33