Albatros J.II

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Albatros J.II
Albatros J.II.jpg
Role Ground Attack
Manufacturer Albatros
Introduction summer 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 150 [1]
Developed from Albatros J.I
Wingspan 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Benz Bz.IVa inline
Armament rear flexible Parabellum and
2× downward-forward fixed LMG08/15 or
2× fixed, sync. LMG08/15[1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph)[3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 8:43[3]-11:24[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 38:00[2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 73:00[2]
Endurance 2:30 [3][2]

The biggest limitation of the Albatros J.I was the lack of armor to cover the nose and engine, leaving it at a distinct disadvantage to planes like the Junkers J.I and A.E.G. J.I. Albatros corrected that in 1918, resulting in the Albatros J.II. The J.II went one step further and also armored the radiator. Like its predecessor, climb and ceiling remained anemic, but that was not a problem for a plane designed for ground attack. Four ailerons were introduced for better controllability.[1]

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

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Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q3-18Q4 G -/B 20 ? 7

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.55.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.270.
  4. 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.
  • Jack Herris, German Armored Warplanes of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2012. ISBN 978-1-935881-11-7
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.