Albatros W.1

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Albatros W.1
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Albatros
Designer Ernst Heinkel
First flight 1914
Introduction summer 1914
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 18 [1]
Developed from Albatros B.I
Wingspan 14.3 m (46 ft 11 in) [2]
Engine 100hp Mercedes D.I inline
or 150hp Benz Bz.III inline[1]
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 90 km/h (56 mph) cruising [2]
Climb 1,500 m (5,000 ft) in 15:00[2]
Ceiling 1,000 m (3,280 ft) [2]

The Albatros W.1, a.k.a. the Albatros WDD, was basically an Albatros B.II on floats. The first was delivered in 1914, and it was successful enough to lead to an order of five more. Two others with slight modifications were delivered later in 1914, followed by a much later order of ten with the 150hp Benz engine. It served in the Baltic and at Kiel and Putzig.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nowarra, p.66.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nowarra, pp.204-205.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070