Albatros G.III

The Albatros G.III (company L.21), was a German bomber aircraft development of World War I.

It was a large, single-bay biplane of unequal span and unstaggered wings.

Power was provided by two Benz Bz.IVa pusher engines installed in nacelles carried between the wings.

An unusual feature of the design was that the lower wing was provided with cut-outs for the propellers, allowing the engine nacelles to be mounted further forward than would have been otherwise possible.

Few were built, most seeing service on the Macedonian Front in 1917.

Specifications

Crew

Three

Length

11.9 m (39 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

18.0 m (59 ft 0 in)

Height

4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)

Wing area

79.0 m2 (850 sq ft)

Empty weight

2,064 kg (4,550 lb)

Gross weight

3,150 kg (6,945 lb)

Powerplant

2 × Benz Bz.IVa , 164 kW (220 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed

150 km/h (94 mph, 82 kn)

Range

600 km (370 mi, 320 nmi)

Service ceiling

5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Rate of climb

1.3 m/s (260 ft/min)

Armament

2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns

Bombs

325 kg (720 lb) of bombs

 

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