Albatros L 76 Aeolus

The Albatros L 76 Aeolus was a military reconnaissance aircraft built in 1927.

The plane had wooden dual-spar wings with plywood skins supported by N-type struts and a fabric-covered fuselage made of welded steel tubing.

The aircraft was used for testing and training by the Soviet Union.

As a result, it had to be improved, leading to the production of the Albatros L 77v, designed by Ernst Heinkel.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

8.55 m (28 ft 1 in)

Wingspan

12.76 m (41 ft 10 in)

Height

3.74 m (12 ft 3 in)

Wing area

27.8 m2 (299 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,615 kg (3,560 lb)

Powerplant

1 × BMW VI inline engine, 450 kW (600 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

235 km/h (146 mph, 127 kn).

 

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