Albatros Dr.II

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Albatros Dr.II
Albatros Dr.II triplane.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte

The Albatros Dr.II was a German prototype single-seat fighter triplane, the sole example of which flew in the spring of 1918. It was similar in many respects to the D.X biplane, employing among other features the same 145 kW (195 hp) Benz Bz.IIIbo engine and twin 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine guns.

The three pairs of wings were sharply staggered, braced by broad I-struts, and shared parallel chords. All three pairs were equipped with ailerons, which were linked by hinged struts.

Specifications (Dr.II)[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 6.18 m (20 ft 3¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 10.0 m (32 ft 9¾ in)
  • Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11½ in)
  • Wing area: 26.6 m² (287 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 676 kg (1,487 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 915 kg (2,013 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIbo V-8 liquid-cooled piston engine, 145 kW (195 hp)

Performance

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Gray and Thetford 1962, p.240
Bibliography
  • Gray, Peter and Thetford, Owen. German Aircraft of the First World War. London:Putnam, 1962.
  • Green, W. & Swanborough, G. (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books. ISBN 1-85833-777-1