Albatros C.VI

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Albatros C.VI
C.VI.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Albatros
Introduction summer 1916
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from Albatros C.III
Wingspan 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in) [1]
Engine 180hp Argus As.III inline [2]
Max Speed 145 km/h (90 mph)[2] or 169 km/h (105 mph)[1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 7:00[1]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 17:00[1]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 34:00[1]-35:00[2]
Endurance 4:30 [2]

The Albatros C.VI was basically a Albatros C.III with the more powerful Argus As.III engine. Small numbers of them were built and used between mid 1916 through mid 1917.


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References[edit]

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gray, p.256.
  3. 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.