Albatros L103

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L 103
Role Experimental aircraft
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1933[1]
Number built 1[1]

The Albatros L 103 (company designation) / Albatros Al 103 (RLM designation), was a German experimental aircraft of the 1930s. It was a parasol-wing landplane of conventional configuration, seating the pilot and flight test observer in separate, open cockpits. The Al 103 was used to test variations in sweepback, dihedral and tailplane area.[1]

Specifications (L 103)[edit]

Data from [2] & German Aircraft between 1919 - 1945[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 11.15 m (36 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.4 m (50 ft 6 in) with 10º sweepback
  • Height: 3.66 m (12 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 32.86 m2 (353.7 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.22
  • Empty weight: 925 kg (2,039 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,450 kg (3,197 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 100 kg (220 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: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn) at sea level
  • Cruising speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn) at sea level
  • Range: 320 km (199 mi; 173 nmi)
  • Endurance: 2 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.7 m/s (530 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 44.12 kg/m2 (9.04 lb/sq ft)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Albatros Al 103" (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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