Albatros AL 103

The Albatros Al 103 (RLM designation) was a German experimental aircraft of the 1930s.

It was a parasol-wing landplane of conventional configuration, seating the pilot and flight test observer in separate, open cockpits.

The Al 103 was used to test variations in sweepback, dihedral and tail plane area.

This was the last of the Albatros branded aircraft.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

11.15 m (36 ft 7 in)

Wingspan

15.4 m (50 ft 6 in) with 10° sweepback

Height

3.66 m (12 ft 0 in)

Wing area

32.86 m2 (353.7 sq ft)

Aspect ratio

7.22

Empty weight

925 kg (2,039 lb)

Gross weight

1,450 kg (3,197 lb)

Fuel capacity

100 kg (220 lb) + Oil 10 kg (22 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Argus As 10C inverted V-8, air-cooled piston engine, 176.5 kW (236.7 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

193 km/h (120 mph, 104 kn) at altitude

Range

322 km (200 mi, 174 nmi)

Endurance

2 hours

Service ceiling

4,000 m (13,000 ft)

Rate of climb

2.7 m/s (530 ft/min)

Wing loading

44.12 kg/m2 (9.04 lb/sq ft).

 

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