Gotha Go 147

The Gotha Go 147 was a German experimental prototype reconnaissance aircraft designed in 1936. Designed by Gothaer Waggonfabrik and Albert Kalkert, construction of the two-seater aircraft was abandoned before the end of World War II.[1][2]

Gotha Go 147
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Designer Gothaer Waggonfabrik & Albert Kalkert
Introduction 1936
Status Abandoned
Primary user Germany

Featuring an unconventional design, it was built to test how an aircraft without a tail would fly, with the hope of using the experience to produce a future version for military use. Construction was suspended after the prototype proved to have poor flight characteristics.[3]


  1. Gotha Go 147 - Prototype
  2. Gotha Go 147
  3. Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony. Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London
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