|Designer||Ernst Heinkel |
|Developed from||Albatros B.I|
|Wingspan||12.8 m (42 ft) |
|Engine||100hp Mercedes D.I inline|
|Max Speed||105 km/h (65 mph)-109 km/h (68 mph)|
|Climb||800 m (2,620 ft) in 10min |
|Ceiling||3,000 m (9,840 ft)|
Like the Albatros B.I, the Albatros B.II was a pre-war design with a tough plywood fuselage. The smaller B.II served from the beginning of the war until mid-1915, when the increasing prevalence of armed opponents forced the transition to armed C-class two-seaters. After its service at the front was finished, its excellent flying characteristics turned it into a first-class trainer, and in that capacity it continued through the end of the war. The B.IIa was a strengthened version that served in the trainer role. 
The B.II was widely used on both the Western and Eastern fronts from 1914 through early 1916. 
For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros B.II.
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