Albatros B.I

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Albatros B.I
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Albatros
Designer Ernst Heinkel [1]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Wingspan 14.5 m (47 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 100hp Mercedes D.I inline or
110hp Mercedes D.II inline or
150hp Benz Bz.III[3]
Armament none
Max Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)[4][2] to
105 km/h (65 mph)[5][note 1]
Climb 800 m (2,620 ft) in 10:00[5][4][2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 40:00[6] or 35:00[4][2]
Range 640 km (400 mi)[2]
Endurance ~4:00 [5]

The Albatros B.I was the most common German two-seater at the front in the first half of 1915. Albatros B.I's were used from early in the war through the end of 1915, by the German, Bavarian, and Austro-Hungarian air services, with a peak of 157 at the front in April 1915.

Austria-Hungary purchased thirty-one Albatros B.I (designated Series 21) directly from Germany. They served with six Fliks on the Russian Front until autumn 1915 when they were withdrawn to training duties. [7]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros B.I.

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Official Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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13-15Q3 XC - 12 ? 8

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Notes
  1. Grosz'93 gives 110 km/h (68 mph) for Series 21 aircraft.[6]
  2. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[8]
  3. The Austro-Hungarian line merely shows the period of front-line service.
Citations
  1. Lamberton, p.116.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. Gray, p.252.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Grosz'01, p.33.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gray, p.252.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Grosz'93, p.385.
  7. Grosz'93, p.385.
  8. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • 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.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 87: Albatros B.I. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2001. ISBN 1-902207-38-6
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.