Albatros L 73

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L 73
Stettin 1927 - Carl Meurling & Yngve Larsson - Lufthansa.jpg
D-961 Brandenburg at the opening of Stettin Airstrip in 1927. Second from left the Stockholm Municipal commissioner Yngve Larsson.
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1926
Primary user Deutsche Luft Hansa
Number built 4

The Albatros L 73 was a German twin-engined biplane airliner of the 1920s. Of conventional configuration, it featured a streamlined, boat-like fuselage and engine nacelles. All four manufactured aircraft of that type were operated by Deutsche Luft Hansa, one of which (Brandenburg, D-961) crashed near Babekuhl on 28 May 1928.

Variants[edit]

  • L 73b - version with Junkers L5 engines
  • L 73c - engines upgraded to BMW V

Operators[edit]

 Bulgaria
 Germany

Specifications (L 73b)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and one other
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.7 m (64 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 92.0 m2 (990 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,914 kg (6,424 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,610 kg (10,163 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Junkers L5, 180 kW (240 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph)
  • Range: 540 km (340 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)

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External links[edit]

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