Albatros C.X

1st Flight 1917

Military Users- Luftstreitkräfte


The Albatros C.X was a German military reconnaissance aircraft that saw service during World War I.

The C.X was essentially an enlarged development of the Albatros C.VII designed to take advantage of the new Mercedes D.IVa engine that became available in 1917.


Unlike the C.VII that preceded it in service, the C.X utilised the top wing spar mounted radiator that had first been tried on the C.V/17.

Other important modernization features included provision for oxygen for the crew and radio equipment.



Crew: two, pilot and observer

Length: 9.15 m (30 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 14.36 m (47 ft 1 in)

Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 42.7 m2 (459 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,050 kg (2,320 lb)

Gross weight: 1,668 kg (3,677 lb)


Power plant: 1 × Mercedes D.IVa , 190 kW (260 hp)


Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph, 96 kn)

Endurance: 3 hours 25 minutes

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,500 ft)

Rate of climb: 3.3 m/s (660 ft/min)


1 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun

1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun for observer



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.

Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945-Heinz J Nowarra.

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


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