Albatros W.8

1st Flight 1918

Military Users – Imperial German Navy

W.8

The Albatros W.8 was a German biplane fighter floatplane that saw service during First World War.

It patrolled the seas around 1918.

The fuselage of the aircraft was made of wood, similar to most aircraft designs of that period.

The W.8 had a water-cooled Benz IIIb eight-cylinder engine fitted with a fixed two-bladed wooden propeller.

W.8

Specifications-

Crew: two

Length: 9.95 m (32 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 11.46 m (37 ft 7 in)

Height: 3.39 m (11 ft 1 in)

W.8

Power plant: 1 × Benz IIIb Water-cooled 8-cylinder engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)

Range: 500 km (310 mi, 270 nmi)

Endurance: 3.5 hours

Rate of climb: 2.5 m/s (490 ft/min)

Armament

Guns: 1 x light machine gun fixed forward, 1 x light machine gun in a flexible rear-mount

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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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