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Albatros C.XV

The Albatros C.XV, a German military reconnaissance aircraft, was developed during World War I as an improved version of the C.XII.

Although the C.XII had already entered production in 1918, the war concluded before any operational examples of the C.XV could be utilised.

However, the Air Forces of Russia, Turkey, and Latvia did employ some of these aircraft.





8.85 m (29 ft 0 in)


14.37 m (47 ft 2 in)


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)


1 × Mercedes D.IVa ,

190 kW (260 hp)


Maximum speed

175 km/h (110 mph, 96 kn)

Service ceiling

5,000 m (16,400 ft)


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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