Albatros L102

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L102
Role Trainer
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight September 1932[1]
Number built 10[1]

The Albatros L102 (company designation) / Albatros Al 102 (RLM designation), was a German trainer aircraft of the 1930s. It was a parasol-wing landplane of conventional configuration, seating the student pilot and instructor in separate, open cockpits. A biplane floatplane version was also built as the Al 102W, with strut-braced lower wings.[1]

Variants[edit]

  • L102L
The landplane version with tail-wheel undercarriage and parasol monoplane wing. Eight built.[1]
  • L102W
Two examples built as biplane float-planes, one of which was designated as the Focke-Wulf Fw 55W.[1]
Al 102L
RLM designation for the L102L landplane
Al 102W
RLM designation for the L102W floatplane

Specifications (L102L)[edit]

Data from Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945[2] & German Aircraft between 1919 - 1945[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in)
L102W: 9.4 m (31 ft)
  • Wingspan: 13.3 m (43 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 22.2 m2 (239 sq ft)
Al 102W: 9.4 m (31 ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.97
  • Empty weight: 780 kg (1,720 lb)
L102W: 965 kg (2,127 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
L102W: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 160 kg (353 lb) + Oil 20 kg (44 lb)
L102W: 158 kg (348 lb) + Oil 10 kg (22 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10C inverted V-8, air-cooled piston engine, 176.5 kW (236.7 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn) at sea level
L102W: 185 km/h (115 mph) at sea level
  • Cruising speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn) at sea level
L102W: 180 km/h (112 mph) at sea level
  • Range: 680 km (423 mi; 367 nmi)
L102W: 585 km (364 mi)
  • Endurance: 3.5 hours
L102W: 3.25 hours
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
L102W: 4,500 m (14,764 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.9 m/s (960 ft/min)
L102W: 3.1 m/s (610.2 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 54.05 kg/m2 (11.07 lb/sq ft)
L102W: 42.99 kg/m² (8.8 lb/ft²)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Albatros Al 102" (in English). Germany. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945 : Band 1 Flugzeugtypen AEG - Dornier (in German) 1 (1st ed.). Germany: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 36 – 37 & 236 – 237. ISBN 3-7637-5465-2. 

References[edit]

  • Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945 : Band 1 Flugzeugtypen AEG - Dornier (in German) 1 (1st ed.). Germany: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 36 – 37 & 236 – 237. ISBN 3-7637-5465-2. 

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