Albatros G.II

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Albatros G.II
Albatros G.II Ray Wagner Collection Image (20822224693).jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Albatros
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Wingspan 17.0 m (55 ft 10 in) [1]
Engine 2×Benz Bz.III or
2× Mercedes D.III
Armament 2 Parabellum MG
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 9:30[1]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 25:00[1]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 70:00[1]
Endurance 4:00[1]

The Albatros G.II was a modest-sized twin-engined bomber with thick-chord wings and single-bay wings. The parallel struts were reinforced with cross-members and it had twin nose-wheels to prevent tip-over on landing. The engines were 150hp Benz Bz.III or 160hp Mercedes D.III. [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros G.II.

Timeline [note 1][edit]


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  2. Lamberton, p.156.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • 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.