The Albatros C.II was a 1910s German military reconnaissance biplane designed and built by Albatros 

Albatros C.II
Role Military reconnaissancebiplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Number built 1

Flugzeugwerke. Only one aircraft (Idflieg no. C 27/15) was built and the type did not enter production.

Design Edit

The C.II used the wings and landing gear of the earlier C.I but was fitted with a short nacelle rather than a conventional fuselage. The nacelle housed a 150 hp (112 kW)Benz Bz.III engine in a pusher configuration with a two-bladed propeller. The nacelle had an open cockpit for the observer/gunner at the front and the pilot behind. The unusual tail structure used an open frame structure with a conventional fin and rudder and gave rise to the nickname Gitterschwanz (en: lattice tail).

This aircraft and the Albatros C.I are not to be confused with the Oaw. (Albatros) C.Iand Oaw. (Albatros) C.II which were completely different aircraft produced by theAlbatros Schneidemühl Factory, known as Oaw. (Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke GmbH).[1][2]

Specifications Edit

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot, gunner/observer)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.III liquid-cooled inline engine, 110 kW (150 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

References Edit

  1. Jump up^ Putnam 2nd Ed. 1970, p. 253
  2. Jump up^
  3. Jump up^ Orbis 1985, p. 196
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
  • Gray, Peter; Thetford, Owen (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Company. pp. 253–254.ISBN 0-370-00103-6
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