Paper model of Albatros B.I.
Albatros B.I was a German military reconnaissance aircraft designed in 1913 and which saw service during World War I. [1 ]
Design and development [ edit ]
The B.I was a two-seat biplane of conventional configuration that seated the observer and the pilot in separate cockpits in tandem. The wings were originally of three-bay design, but were later changed to a two-bay, unstaggered configuration. A floatplane version was developed as the
Operational history [ edit ]
The B.Is were withdrawn from front line service in
1915 but some examples served as trainers for the remainder of the war.
Operators [ edit ]
Survivors [ edit ]
A surviving example of the B.I is preserved at the
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna.
Specifications (B.I) [ edit ]
Data from [2 ]
Length: 8.57 m (28 ft 1½ in)
Wingspan: 14.48 m (47 ft 6⅛ in)
Height: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
Wing area: 43 m 2 (463 ft 2)
Empty weight: 747 kg (1,643 lb)
Gross weight: 1,080 kg (2,376 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.I six cyl. in-line water-cooled, 75 kW (100 hp)
Maximum speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)
Range: 650 km (400 miles)
Rate of climb: 1.333 m/s (262 ft/min)
See also [ edit ]
Albatros B.II - Albatros B.III - Albatros C.III - Lebed XI - Lebed XII
References [ edit ]
^ Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 51.
^ Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6.