Albatros C.XV

 

1st Flight 1918

The Albatros C.XV was a German military reconnaissance aircraft developed during World War I.

It was a refinement of the C.XII, which had been put into production in 1918.

The war ended before any examples became operational.

Others saw service with the Air Forces of Russia, Turkey, and Latvia.

Specifications

Crew: two, pilot and observer

Length: 8.85 m (29 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 14.37 m (47 ft 2 in)

Height: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 42.7 m2 (459 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,021 kg (2,250 lb)

Gross weight: 1,639 kg (3,613 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IVa , 190 kW (260 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph, 96 kn)

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

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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