|Designer||Thelen and Schubert |
|Number built||424 |
|Developed from||Albatros C.III|
|Wingspan||/16:12.8 m (41 ft 10 in)|
/17:12.6 m (41 ft 5 in) 
|Engine||220hp Mercedes D.IV inline|
|Armament||sync. fixed LMG08/15 and|
rear flexible Parabellum
180 kg (400 lb) of bombs
|Max Speed||170 km/h (106 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:30-8:00|
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 9:30
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 16:00[note 1]
|Ceiling||5,200 m (17,000 ft)|
The Albatros C.V two-seater's success was limited by the troubles with its Mercedes D.IV engine. The Mercedes D.IV was an eight-cylinder inline with reduction gearing, but the design was prone to crankshaft failures and the engine turned out to be a limiter on every plane designed around it. The first incarnation of the C.V was the C.V/16 (for 1916) and featured C.III-like wings and control surfaces. The fixed pilot's machine gun that was added to some Albatros C.IIIs became standard.
In 1917 the Albatros team improved the C.V by adding side-exhaust, rounded lower wing tips, in-wing radiator, and balanced control surfaces, resulting in the C.V/17.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros C.V.
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