Albatros C.II

1st Flight 1915

Military Users- Prototype Only.

C.II

The Albatros C.II was a 1910s German military pusher reconnaissance biplane designed and built by Albatros Flugzeugwerke.

Only one aircraft (Idflieg no. C 27/15) was built and the type did not enter production.

C.II

The C.II used the wings and landing gear of the earlier C.I but was fitted with a short nacelle rather than a conventional fuselage.

The nacelle housed a 150 hp (112 kW) Benz Bz.III engine in a pusher configuration with a two-bladed propeller.

C.II

The nacelle had an open cockpit for the observer / gunner at the front and the pilot behind.

The tail structure used an open frame with a conventional fin and rudder.

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Specifications-

Crew: 2 (pilot, gunner/observer)

Length: 7.15 m (23 ft 5 in)

Wingspan: 12.90 m (42 ft 4 in)

Height: 3.26 m (10 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 40.50 m2 (435.9 sq ft)

Empty weight: 786 kg (1,733 lb)

Gross weight: 986 kg (2,174 lb)

Power plant: 1 × Benz Bz.III liquid-cooled inline engine, 110 kW (150 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed

Maximum speed: 126 km/h (78 mph, 68 kn)

Cruise speed: 105 km/h (65 mph, 57 kn)

Range: 300 km (190 mi, 160 nmi)

Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

C.II

Credits-

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.

German and Austro-Hungarian Military Aircraft Designations (1914-1918) (designation-systems.net)

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

Wikipedia.

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