DAR 2

1st Flight 1927

Between 1926 and 1927, two Mercedes D.III engine copies of the Albatros C.III were built from parts and components saved from aircraft that were destroyed after the Great war.

The Bulgarian state aircraft workshops, named the aircraft the ‘DAR 2’, this was used for training pilots.

Twelve DAR-2 were built.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 7.9 m (25 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)

Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)

Wing area: 36.91 m2 (397.3 sq ft)

Empty weight: 830 kg (1,830 lb)

Gross weight: 1,343 kg (2,961 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Argus As.III 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 130 kW (180 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph, 78 kn)

Endurance: 4 hours 30 minutes

Service ceiling: 3,350 m (10,990 ft)

Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 35 minutes

Armament

Guns: 1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun in observer’s cockpit and 1 × fixed forward-firing 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 in the nose.

Bombs: up to 200 lb (91 kg) of bombs.

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