Albatros C.IV

The Albatros C.IV, (Company designation L.12) was a German military reconnaissance aircraft built in the autumn of 1915.

It was a single-engine biplane, and was based on the Albatros C.III, with which it shared many parts.

It was eventually abandoned, in favour of the C.V.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

8 m (26 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)

Height

3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)

Wing area

41.2 m2 (443 sq ft)

Empty weight

798 kg (1,759 lb)

Gross weight

1,240 kg (2,734 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mercedes D.III Inline piston engine, 118 kW (158 hp)160PS

Performance

Maximum speed

140 km/h (87 mph, 76 kn)

Cruise speed

125 km/h (78 mph, 67 kn)

Endurance

4h

Service ceiling

3,200 m (10,500 ft)

Armament

Guns

1×7.92mm LMG 08/15 and 1×7.92mm Parabellum MG14

Bombs

90kg.

 

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