Albatros L 73

1st Flight 1926

Military Users – Bulgarian Air Force

L 73

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

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

L 73

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.

L 73 civil

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)

L 73

Power plant: 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)

L 73

Credits-

Albatros Fighters-Brian Knight

German Monoplane Fighters of WWI-Jack Herris.

Albatros Aircraft of WWI Volume 1, Early Two-Seaters-Jack Herris.

Albatros Aircraft of WWI Volume 2, Late Two-Seaters-Jack Herris.

Albatros Aircraft of WWI Volume 3, Bombers, Seaplanes & J-Types-Jack Herris.

Albatros Aircraft of WWI Volume 4, Fighters-Jack Herris.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070927190422/http://www.histaviation.com/Albatros_L_101.html

Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945-Heinz J Nowarra.

Jane’s Encyclopedia of Aviation-Michael J. H Taylor.

Wikipedia.

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