Close this search box.

Albatros L 82

The Albatros L 82, a German trainer biplane from the 1920s, had a traditional design.

The pilot and instructor occupied separate, open cockpits.

Its wings were single bay, equal span, and unstaggered, with the added feature of being foldable for transportation purposes.

During an International Challenge contest, the prototype (D-1704) unfortunately crashed on August 10, 1929 in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania.

The second example (D-1706) managed to finish the contest in 27th place.


L 82a

Prototype with de Havilland Gipsy engine

L 82b

Single example with Siemens-Halske Sh 13 engine

L 82c

Production version with Siemens-Halske Sh 14 engine


(L 82c)




7.41 m (24 ft 4 in)


9.00 m (29 ft 6 in)


2.66 m (8 ft 9 in)

Wing area

20.0 m2 (215 sq ft)

Empty weight

400 kg (880 lb)

Gross weight

750 kg (1,650 lb)


1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 14,

120 kW (160 hp)


Maximum speed

160 km/h (100 mph, 87 kn)


560 km (350 mi, 300 nmi)

Service ceiling

3,800 m (12,500 ft).

German & Austro-Hungarian aircraft manufacturers 1908–1918-T C Treadwell.
German Aircraft of the First World War-Peter Gray & Owen Thetford.
Flugzeug Publications, Die Deutsche Luftwaffe 1914 – Heute.
The World’s Great Bombers: 1914 to the Present Day-C Chant.
Windsock Worldwide Vol.25, No.5 – September October 2009.
Albatros Aircraft of WWI Vol.1: Early Two-Seaters-Jack Herris.
Albatros Aircraft of WWI Vol.2: Late Two-Seaters-Jack Herris.
Albatros Aircraft of WWI Vol.3: Bombers, Seaplanes J Types-Jack Herris.
Albatros Aircraft of WWI Vol.4: Fighters-Jack Herris.

Share on facebook