Albatros L 73

The Albatros L 73 was a German twin-engine biplane airliner of the 1920s.

Of conventional configuration, it featured a streamlined, boat-like fuselage and engine nacelles.

All four manufactured aircraft of that type were operated by Deutsche Luft Hansa, one of which (Brandenburg, D-961) crashed near Babekuhl on 28 May 1928.

These were later sold to the Bulgarian Air Force as bomber trainers.

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)

Wingspan

19.7 m (64 ft 8 in)

Height

4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)

Wing area

92 m2 (990 sq ft)

Empty weight

2,914 kg (6,424 lb)

Gross weight

4,610 kg (10,163 lb)

Powerplant

2 × BMW IV six-cylinder, water-cooled Inline engine, 180 kW (240 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed

145 km/h (90 mph, 78 kn)

Range

540 km (340 mi, 290 nmi)

Service ceiling

3,000 m (9,800 ft)

Time to altitude

14 minutes to 1,000 m (3,300 ft).

 

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