Albatros C.II

The Albatros C.II was a German military pusher reconnaissance biplane.

Only one aircraft was built and the type did not enter production.

The C.II used the wings and landing gear of the earlier C.I but was fitted with a short nacelle rather than a conventional fuselage.

The nacelle housed a 150 hp (112 kW) Benz Bz.III engine in a pusher configuration with a two-bladed propeller.

The nacelle had an open cockpit for the observer / gunner at the front and the pilot behind.

The tail structure used an open frame with a conventional fin and rudder.

Specifications

Crew

Length

7.15 m (23 ft 5 in)

Wingspan

12.90 m (42 ft 4 in)

Height

3.26 m (10 ft 8 in)

Wing area

40.50 m2 (435.9 sq ft)

Empty weight

786 kg (1,733 lb)

Gross weight

986 kg (2,174 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Benz Bz.III liquid-cooled inline engine, 110 kW (150 hp)

Propellers

2-bladed

Maximum speed

126 km/h (78 mph, 68 kn)

Cruise speed

105 km/h (65 mph, 57 kn)

Range

300 km (190 mi, 160 nmi)

Service ceiling

3,000 m (9,800 ft).

 

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