Albatros C.X

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Albatros C.X
Albatros C.X.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Albatros
First flight Aug-Sep 1916 [1]
Introduction March 1917 [2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 400 [3]
Wingspan 14.3 m (47 ft) [4]
Engine 260hp Mercedes D.IVa inline
Armament fixed, sync. LMG08/15 and
rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 175 km/h (109 mph)[5][6]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00[5] or 3:00[6][4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 11:00[5] or 6:30[6][4]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 11:00[6][4]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[5]
Endurance 3:25 [5]

The Albatros C.X took replaced the unreliable Mercedes D.IV engine of the Albatros C.V with the new D.IVa and took all the lessons from the C.V/17 to create a solid and handsome two-seater. It was produced in moderate numbers, as Albatros' dominance of the two-seater market was now seeing competition from L.V.G. and D.F.W. Most importantly, it was in direct competition with the Rumpler C.IV, and the Rumpler was found to be the superior plane. Because of this, the Rumpler became the dominant long-range reconnaissance plane of the period and a good number of the C.X's were diverted to training units.[7] Four hundred were built and ninety-eight were at the front in mid 1917.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros C.X.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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17Q2-18Q1 K B/B 15 11 3

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[8]
Citations
  1. Grosz'05, p.5.
  2. Grosz'05, p.27.
  3. Grosz'05, p.35.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Gray, p.35.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Grosz'05, p.35.
  7. Grosz'05, p.25.
  8. 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.
  • 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 114: Albatros C.X. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2005. ISBN 1-902207-76-9
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.