Albatros C.IX

The Albatros C.IX was a two-seated German military reconnaissance biplane from 1917.

It did not have a central strut between the upper wing and the fuselage, which was uncommon during the time.

Also unusual was that the top wing was swept, while the lower wing was straight.

Only three of these aircraft were built.

Manfred von Richthofen used one for personal transport, including going to meet Kaiser Wilhelm II in May 1917.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

8.22 m (27 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)

Height

2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)

Empty weight

790 kg (1,742 lb)

Powerplant

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

Performance

Maximum speed

155 km/h (96 mph, 84 kn)

Range

385 km (239 mi, 208 nmi)

Armament

Guns

2×7.9mm machine guns.

 

 

Share on facebook