|Primary users|| Germany|
|Number built||2271 [note 1]|
|Developed from||Albatros C.I|
|Wingspan||11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)  [note 2]|
|Engine||150hp Benz Bz.III inline or|
160hp Mercedes D.III inline
|Armament||rear flexible Parabellum and|
sync. fixed LMG08/16[note 3]
91 kg (200 lb) of bombs
|Max Speed||140 km/h (87 mph)|
or 135 km/h (84 mph)-150 km/h (93 mph)
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:00-9:00[note 4]|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 22:00[note 5]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 45:00[note 6]
|Ceiling||3,400 m (11,200 ft)|
The Albatros C.III was one of the most important aircraft of the mid-war. Due to its robust plywood fuselage, it could take a lot of punishment. Its reliable engines allowed a pilot's fixed gun to be added with little performance drop, making it one of the first two-seaters with weapons for both crew members.
It was, in fact, the most common German two-seater at the front from spring of 1916 to the beginning of 1917.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros C.III.
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Miniatures and Models
- Ares: WGF210A Böhme/Ladermacher , WGF210B Meinecke/Ott , WGF210C Luftstreitkräfte
- Metal kit: Reviresco
- Less than 800 were used operationally; the rest were used as trainers.
- Some models appear to have been built with 11 m (36 ft 1 in) wings.
- On many planes. Some were not fitted with the fixed gun.
- 5:00 best recorded time to 1,000 m (3,280 ft).
- 12:30 best recorded time to 2,000 m (6,560 ft).
- 25:00 best recorded time to 3,000 m (9,840 ft).
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Updated card
- Grosz'89, p.28.
- Grosz'89, p.29.
- Lamberton, pp.220-221.
- Gray, p.26.
- Munson, p.35.
- Lamberton, p.118.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
- 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, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
- P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 13: Albatros C.III. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1989. ISBN 0-948414-17-0
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
- Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711