Albatros C.XV

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Albatros C.XV
Albatros C.XV (L 47) at Berlin-Johannisthal 1919.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Albatros
Introduction autumn 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Wingspan 11.8 m (38 ft 9 in)[1]-12.7 m (41 ft 9 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Benz Bz.IVa inline
Max Speed 165 km/h (103 mph)[1][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:24[1]-3:30[2]
6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 7:48[2]
9,800 ft (3,000 m) in 12:48[2]
6,000 m (19,700 ft) in 47:00[1]
Endurance 3:00 [1][2]

Only a few Albatros C.XV aircraft were delivered before the Armistice. Sources are divided on whether it saw action in the closing months of the war -- we know only that it did not show up in the last Frontbestand records of August, 1918, and that orders for it may have been placed as insurance against inadequate supplies of the L.V.G. C.VI and Halberstadt C.V. For an Albatros two-seater, it was unusual in having widely staggered wings.

After the war it saw civilian use.

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

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q4 K B/B 17 11 7

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

1:600 Scale

1:700 Scale

Resources

Orthographic Drawings

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gray, p.259.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
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. ISBN 9780900435027