Albatros L 68

1st Flight 1928

Military Users – German Air Force


The Albatros L 68 Alauda was a two-seat German trainer aircraft of the 1920s.

It was a single-engine biplane of conventional configuration that seated the pilot and instructor in tandem, open cockpits.

The wings were of unequal span and had a pronounced stagger.



L 68 – original production version with Siemens-Halske Sh 11 engine

L 68a – longer wingspan and Sh 12 engine

L 68c – main production version based on L 68a

L 68d – Siemens-Halske Sh.III engine

L 68e – Armstrong Siddeley Lynx engine



Crew: two, pilot and instructor

Length: 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 10.10 m (33 ft 2 in)

Height: 2.56 m (8 ft 5 in)

Wing area: 24.4 m2 (263 sq ft)

Empty weight: 650 kg (1,430 lb)

Gross weight: 950 kg (2,090 lb)


Power plant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12 , 80 kW (110 hp)


Maximum speed: 140 km/h (90 mph, 78 kn)

Range: 360 km (220 mi, 190 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,200 m (13,800 ft)

Rate of climb: 1.4 m/s (270 ft/min)



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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