Albatros C.X

The Albatros C.X was a German military reconnaissance aircraft that saw service during World War I.

The C.X was essentially an enlarged development of the Albatros C.VII designed to take advantage of the new Mercedes D.IVa engine that became available in 1917.

Unlike the C.VII that preceded it in service, the C.X utilised the top wing spar mounted radiator that had first been tried on the C.V/17.

Other important modernization features included provision for oxygen for the crew and radio equipment.

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

9.15 m (30 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

14.36 m (47 ft 1 in)

Height

3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)

Wing area

42.7 m2 (459 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,050 kg (2,320 lb)

Gross weight

1,668 kg (3,677 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mercedes D.IVa , 190 kW (260 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

175 km/h (110 mph, 96 kn)

Endurance

3 hours 25 minutes

Service ceiling

5,000 m (16,500 ft)

Rate of climb

3.3 m/s (660 ft/min)

Armament

1 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun

1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun for observer.

 

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