Albatros D.IX

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Albatros D.IX
Albatros D.IX.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Primary user Germany
Number built 1

Albatros D.IX was a German prototype single-seat fighter built in early 1918. It differed from previous marks by using a simplified fuselage with a flat bottom and slab sides. The wings and tail were similar to those of the Albatros D.VII. Power was provided by a 130 kW (170 hp) Mercedes D.IIIa engine. The D.IX was armed with twin synchronised 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns.

The prototype exhibited disappointing performance and the project was discontinued.

Specifications[edit]

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.65 m (21 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)
  • Empty weight: 677 kg (1,492 lb)
  • Gross weight: 897 kg (1,977 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IIIa , 130 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 154 km/h; 83 kn (96 mph)
  • Endurance: 1.5 hours
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 4 minutes

Armament

2x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns synchronised to fire through the propeller

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, William; Gordon Swanborough (1997). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books Limited. ISBN 1-85833-777-1. 
  • Green, W. & Swanborough, G. (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books. ISBN 1-85833-777-1