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The Albatros D.I was a German fighter aircraft used during World War I. Although its operational career was 

Albatros D.I
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Designer Robert Thelen
Introduction 1916
Primary user Germany
Number built 50

short, it was the first of the Albatros D types which equipped the bulk of the German and Austrian fighter squadrons (Jagdstaffeln) for the last two years of the war.

Specifications (D.I with Benz engine) Edit

Data from German Combat Planes: A Comprehensive Survey and History of the Development of German Military Aircraft from 1914 to 1945[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 24 ft 3 in (7.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 27 ft 11 in (8.5 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
  • Wing area: 246 sq ft (22.9 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,426 lb (647 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,980 lb (898 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line pistonengine, 150 hp (110 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed pitch

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 109 mph; 94 kn (175 km/h)
  • Endurance: 1.5 hours
  • Service ceiling: 16,404 ft (5,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 550 ft/min (2.8 m/s)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × forward-firing synchronized 7.92 mm (0.312 in) lMG 08 machine gun
  1. Wagner, Ray; Nowarra, Heinz (1971). German Combat Planes: A Comprehensive Survey and History of the Development of German Military Aircraft from 1914 to 1945. New York: Doubleday. p. 64.

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