Albatros L 73

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L 73
Stettin 1927 - Carl Meurling & Yngve Larsson - Lufthansa.jpg
D-961 Brandenburg at the opening of Stettin Airstrip in 1927. Second from left the Stockholm Municipal commissioner Yngve Larsson.
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1926
Primary user Deutsche Luft Hansa
Number built 4

The Albatros L 73 was a German twin-engined biplane airliner of the 1920s. Of conventional configuration, it featured a streamlined, boat-like fuselage and engine nacelles. All four manufactured aircraft of that type were operated by Deutsche Luft Hansa, one of which (Brandenburg, D-961) crashed near Babekuhl on 28 May 1928.

Variants[edit]

  • L 73b - version with Junkers L5 engines
  • L 73c - engines upgraded to BMW V

Operators[edit]

 Bulgaria
 Germany

Specifications (L 73a)[edit]

Data from The Albatros L.73[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot and engineer)
  • Capacity: Eight passengers
  • Length: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.7 m (64 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 92 m2 (990 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,914 kg (6,424 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,610 kg (10,163 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW IV six-cylinder, water-cooled Inline engine, 180 kW (240 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph; 78 kn)
  • Range: 540 km (336 mi; 292 nmi) [2]
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 14 minutes to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flight 9 September 1926, p. 564.
  2. ^ Stroud 1966, p. 225.

External links[edit]

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