Albatros D.II(Oef)

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Albatros D.II(Oef)
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Oeffag
First flight Jan 1917[1]
Introduction May 1917[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 16[1]
Developed from Albatros D.II
Engine 185hp Daimler inline
Armament 1-2 fixed, sync. Schwarzlose MG
Crew 1
Max Speed 170 km/h (106 mph) [2]
Climb 1000m in 4:30
2000m in 7:00
3000m in 12:30 [2]

After the success of the German Albatros D.II and D.III, Austria-Hungary was uncommonly quick in putting licensed copies to use. While it may have been assumed the license would go to Albatros spin-off Phönix, it was actually Oeffag that secured the license.

The Albatros D.II(Oef) was not just a straight copy: the engine was more powerful and the wing was slightly larger. Oeffag D.IIs mostly served on the Russian front where they saw only sporadic action. Only sixteen planes were built in a single series (Series 53). The bulk of the fighting would instead fall on the Albatros D.III(Oef).

For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros D.II.

Timeline[edit]

Miniatures and Models[edit]

A German Albatros D.II is an adequate substitute.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Grosz., p.245.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grosz'93, p.246.
Bibliography
  • Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One. Flying Machines Press, 1993. ISBN 0-9637110-0-8.