Albatros L 79

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L 79 Kobold
Role Aerobatic aircraft
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1929
Number built 2

The Albatros L 79 Kobold was a single-seat German aerobatic aircraft of the 1920s and 30s. It was a single-bay biplane with unstaggered, equal-span wings that had a symmetrical airfoil intended to ensure performance during inverted flight.

Specifications (L 79)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 6.27 m (20 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.24 m (7 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 16.6 m2 (179 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 465 kg (1,025 lb)
  • Gross weight: 640 kg (1,411 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12, 93 kW (125 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (100 mph)
  • Endurance: 2½ hours
  • Rate of climb: 3.2 m/s (630 ft/min)

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