Albatros L 68 Alauda

The Albatros L 68 Alauda was a two-seat German trainer aircraft of the 1920s.

It was a single-engine biplane of conventional configuration that seated the pilot and instructor in tandem, open cockpits.

The wings were of unequal span and had a pronounced stagger.

Variants

L 68

Original production version with Siemens-Halske Sh 11 engine

L 68a

Longer wingspan and Sh 12 engine

L 68c

Main production version based on L 68a

L 68d

Siemens-Halske Sh.III engine

L 68e

Armstrong Siddeley Lynx engine

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)

Wingspan

10.10 m (33 ft 2 in)

Height

2.56 m (8 ft 5 in)

Wing area

24.4 m2 (263 sq ft)

Empty weight

650 kg (1,430 lb)

Gross weight

950 kg (2,090 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12 , 80 kW (110 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

140 km/h (90 mph, 78 kn)

Range

360 km (220 mi, 190 nmi)

Service ceiling

4,200 m (13,800 ft)

Rate of climb

1.4 m/s (270 ft/min).

 

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