First prototype of Albatros W.IV, No.747
Number built 118
Albatros W.4 was a German floatplane derivative of the D.I fighter with new wing and tail surfaces of greater span. 118 examples (including three prototypes) were built between June 1916 and December 1917, operating in the [1 ] North Sea and Baltic theatres and later as trainers.
Powered by the same 120 kW (160 hp)
Mercedes D.III engine fitted to the D.II and based around the same fuselage, the W.IV was armed with either one (first series) or two 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine guns lMG08.
Operators [ edit ]
Specifications (W.4) [ edit ]
Crew: one pilot
Length: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
Height: 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 31.6 m 2 (340 ft 2)
Empty weight: 790 kg (1,740 lb)
Gross weight: 1,070 kg (2,360 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III, 120 kW (160 hp)
Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
Range: 450 km (280 miles)
Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
Rate of climb: 3.3 m/s (650 ft/min)
References [ edit ]
^ a b Grosz, Peter M. (1995).
Green, W. & Swanborough, G. (1994).
The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books. ISBN 1-85833-777-1
Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 56.
luftfahrt-archiv.de Grosz, Peter M. (1995).
Albatros W4. Windsock Mini Datafile No. 1. Berkhamsted: Albatros Productions. ISBN 0-948414-64-2.