/ Albatros AL 102 & Focke-Wulf Fw-55
Albatros AL 102 & Focke-Wulf Fw-55
The Albatros Al 102 (L102) & Focke-Wulf Fw 55W, was a German trainer aircraft of the 1930s.
It was a parasol wing landplane, seating the student pilot and instructor in separate, open cockpits.
A biplane floatplane version was also built as the Al 102W, with strut-braced lower wings.
This was one of the last Albatros aircraft to be built before the merger with Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau.
The landplane version with tail wheel undercarriage and parasol monoplane wing.
Two examples built as biplane floatplanes, one of which was designated as the Focke-Wulf Fw 55W.
RLM designation for the L102L landplane
RLM designation for the L102W floatplane
8.8 m (28 ft 10 in)
9.4 m (31 ft)
13.3 m (43 ft 8 in)
3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
22.2 m2 (239 sq ft) monoplane
31.40 m2 (338 sq ft) (sesquiplane)
780 kg (1,720 lb)
965 kg (2,127 lb)
1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
160 kg (353 lb) + Oil 20 kg (44 lb)
158 kg (348 lb) + Oil 10 kg (22 lb)
1 × Argus As 10C, inverted V-8, Air cooled piston engine,
177 kW (237 hp)
210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn) at sea level
185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn) at sea level
195 km/h (121 mph, 105 kn) at sea level
180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn) at sea level
680 km (420 mi, 370 nmi)
585 km (364 mi; 316 nmi)
5,000 m (16,000 ft)
4,500 m (14,764 ft)
Rate of climb
4.9 m/s (960 ft/min)
3.1 m/s (610.2 ft/min)
54.05 kg/m2 (11.07 lb/sq ft)
42.99 kg/m2 (8.8 lb/ft2).
Share on facebook
Follow us on