Albatros B.III

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Albatros B.III
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Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Albatros
Designer Schubert [1]
Introduction 1915
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from Albatros B.II
Wingspan 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in) [2]
Engine 120hp Mercedes D.II inline
Armament none
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph)[2]
Climb 790 m (2,600 ft) in 9:10[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 20:00[2]
Endurance 4:00[2]

The Albatros B.III was built in small numbers in 1915 and used at the front. By its arrival, designers were starting to think more seriously about the armed C-Class planes instead. Nevertheless, it saw service with the Army and Navy during 1915, after which it was relegated to training.[1]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, p.118.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027