Albatros C.IX

1st Flight 1917

Military Users- Luftstreitkräfte

C.IX

The Albatros C.IX was a two-seated German military reconnaissance biplane from 1917.

It was built by Albatros Flugzeugwerke.

It did not have a central strut between the upper wing and the fuselage, which was uncommon during the time.

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Also unusual was that the top wing was swept, while the lower wing was straight.

Only three of these aircraft were built.

Manfred von Richthofen used one for personal transport, including going to meet Kaiser Wilhelm II in May 1917.

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Specifications-

Crew: 2

Length: 8.22 m (27 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)

Height: 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)

Empty weight: 790 kg (1,742 lb)

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Power plant: 1 × Mercedes D.III Inline piston engine, 118 kW (158 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 155 km/h (96 mph, 84 kn)

Range: 385 km (239 mi, 208 nmi)

Armament

Guns: 2×7.9mm machine guns

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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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