Albatros C.XII

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Albatros C.XII
Albatros C.XII.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Albatros
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from Albatros C.X
Wingspan 14.1 m (46 ft 5 in) [1] to 14.37 m (47 ft 2 in)[2]
Engine 260hp Mercedes D.IVa inline
Armament fixed, sync. LMG08/15 and
rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 175 km/h (109 mph)[3][4][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:30[1]-5:00[3]
6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 8:00[1]
9,800 ft (3,000 m) in 13:00[1]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[5][4][1][2]
Endurance 3:15 [5][4][2]

The Albatros C.XII was basically a refinement of the C.X. The excellent Mercedes D.IVa was retained and the wings were unchanged, but the fuselage borrowed the rounded cross-section of Albatros' D-class fighters. Like those fighters, it was smoothly streamlined and the plywood fuselage was of great strength.

While never as numerous as planes like the D.F.W. C.V, the C.XII was widely used on the Western Front in 1917 and 1918.

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

Timeline [note 1]

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q2-18Q4 K B/B 15 12 3

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

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References

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
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 Angelucci, p.84.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.38.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Munson, p.42.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gray, p.35.
  6. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • 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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711