Albatros D.X

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D.X
Albatros D.X.jpg
Role Fighter
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1918
Status Prototype only
Number built 1[1]
Variants Albatros Dr.II

The Albatros D.X was a German prototype single-seat fighter biplane developed in 1918 in parallel with the Albatros D.IX. It used the same slab-sided and flat-bottomed fuselage as the D.IX, which was a departure from previous Albatros designs, but was powered by a 145 kW (195 hp) Benz Bz.IIIbo water-cooled V8 engine in place of the D.IX's Mercedes D.IIIa straight-six.[1]

The D.X participated in the second D-type contest at Adlershof in June 1918, but development ceased at the prototype stage.[1]

Specifications (D.X)[edit]

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.18 m (20 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.84 m (32 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 666 kg (1,468 lb)
  • Gross weight: 905 kg (1,995 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIbo V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 145 kW (195 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Endurance: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Rate of climb: 3.79 m/s (746 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 22 minutes

Armament

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-370-00103-6. 
Bibliography
  • Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-370-00103-6. 
  • Green, William; Gordon Swanborough (September 1995). The Complete Book of Fighters (1st ed.). Smithmark. ISBN 978-0-8317-3939-3.