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Hello gents!

I´d like to introduce my first photo of a "Riesenflugzeug" (german giant)

This one is the S.S.W. R.VI 6-15 (built only once!). This airplane belonged to the "Riesenflieger-Abteilung 501"

S.S.W. was "Siemens-Schuckert-Werke"

She was in action at the eastern front, but she had a lot of technical problems.

The action book:

Eisenbahnstation = Railway station

Truppenlager = Troop camp

Bombenlast = weight of bombs

Aufklärungsflug: Reccon flight

Nachschublager = support camp

I also attached a photo of members of the Rfa 501 (I don´t know, if they were members of the R.VI 6-15)

August 1916: Eisenbahnstation Molodeczne (Bombenlast unbekannt)
4.9.1916: Eisenbahnstation Molodeczne (350kg Bombenlast)
19.1.1917 Truppenlager Iza (mit SSW R.5, zus. 712kg Bombenlast)
30.1.1917 Eisenbahnstation Wileyka (mit SSW R.5, zus. 844kg Bombenlast)
8.2.1917 Eisenbahnstation Molodeczne (mit SSW R.5, zus. 373kg Bombenlast)
12.2.1917 Eisenbahnstation Zalesie (mit SSW R.5, zus. 550kg Bombenlast)
2.3.1917 Eisenbahnstationen Zalesie und Molodeczne (mit SSW R.7, zus. 590kg Bombenlast)
7.3.1917 Eisenbahnstationen Wileyka und Molodeczne (mit SSW R.7, zus. 590kg Bombenlast)
16.3.1917 Truppenlager Iza (mit SSW R.7, zus. 560kg Bombenlast)
1.4.1917 Naracz (mit SSW R.4 und R.7, zus. 600kg Bombenlast)
5.4.1917 Eisenbahnstation Wileyka (mit SSW R.4 und R.7, zus. 600kg Bombenlast)
5.6.1917 Truppenlager Biala (mit SSW R.4 und R.7, zus. 760kg Bombenlast)
18.6.1917 Nachschublager Overky (mit SSW. R.4 und R.7, zus. 600kg Bombenlast)
2.8.1917 Eisenbahnstation Prudy (mit SSW R.4 und R.7, Aufklärungsflug)

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Here another picture of an SSW giant plane from RFA 501.

Look at the position of the MG. Vary interesting.

A picture of members of RFA 501.

Regards

Alex

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Nice photos, Alex! The MG is really interesting. Very dangerous for the own airplane...

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