Albatros C.XV

1st Flight 1918

Military Users-

Luftstreitkräfte, Latvian Air Force, Lithuanian Air Force, Polish Air Force, Soviet Air Force, Turkish Air Force, Royal Albanian Air Corps.

C.XV

The Albatros C.XV was a German military reconnaissance aircraft developed during World War I.

It was a refinement of the C.XII, which had been put into production in 1918.

The war ended before any examples became operational.

C.XV

However, some found their way into civilian hands and flew as transport aircraft in peacetime under the factory designation L 47.

Others saw service with the Air Forces of Russia, Turkey, and Latvia.

C.XV

Specifications-

Crew: two, pilot and observer

Length: 8.85 m (29 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 14.37 m (47 ft 2 in)

Height: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 42.7 m2 (459 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,021 kg (2,250 lb)

Gross weight: 1,639 kg (3,613 lb)

C.XV

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

Performance

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

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)

Armament

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

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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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