The Albatros D.II was a German fighter aircraft used during World War I. After a successful combat career in
the early Jagdstaffeln, it was gradually superseded by the Albatros D.III.
Design and Development Edit
Operational history Edit
- Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops
- German Empire
- Polish Air Force operated this type postwar.
- Ottoman Air Force
Specifications (D.II) Edit
- Crew: one (pilot)
- Length: 7.40 m (23 ft 3.5 in)
- Wingspan: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
- Height: 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 24.5 m² (264 ft²)
- Empty weight: 637 kg (1,404 lb)
- Loaded weight: 888 kg (1,958 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder inline engine, 120 kW (160 hp)
- Maximum speed: 175 km/h (95 kn, 110 mph)
- Service ceiling: 5,180 m (16,990 ft)
- Rate of climb: 3 m/s (596 ft/min)
- Endurance: 1.5 hours
- 2 × forward-firing synchronized 7.92 mm (.312 in) lMG 08 (early) or LMG 08/15 (later) machine guns
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