Albatros L 59

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Not to be confused with Aero L-59 Super Albatros.
L 59
Albatros L.59 side.png
Role Sport aircraft
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1923
Produced 4 (both variants)

The Albatros L 59 was a single-seat German utility aircraft of the 1920s. It was a single-engine low-wing cantilever monoplane with large, spatted wide track undercarriage attached, unusually for the time not to the fuselage but to the wing roots. The whole aircraft was covered in 3-ply.[1]

The L.59 was flying by September 1923.[1]

Variants[edit]

L.59
Single seat, 60 hp (45 kW) Siemens-Halske Sh.4 5-cylinder radial.[1] One built.[2]
L.60
Two seats, 80 hp (60 kW) Siemens-Halske Sh 5 7-cylinder radial. Identical dimensions, slightly heavier empty and faster both level and climbing.[1][3] Three built.[4]

Specifications (L 59)[edit]

Data from Flight 13 September 1923, pp. 581–2

L.59

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 5.40 m (17 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.30 m (33 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 10.0 m2 (108 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 350 kg (772 lb)
  • Gross weight: 485 kg (1,069 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh.4 5-cylinder radial, 45 kW (60 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 at 3,000 m (9,843 ft) km/h (90 mph)
  • Range: 525 km (327 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 1.9 m/s (365 to 1,000 m (3,280 ft) ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Albatros sporting types L.59 and L.60". Flight XV (37): pp.581–2. 13 September 1923. 
  2. ^ "German Aircraft between 1919-1945 - Albatros L.59". Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "The German exhibits". Flight XV (24): p.384. 12 June 1924. 
  4. ^ "German Aircraft between 1919-1945 - Albatros L.60". Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 55.