|Paper model of Albatros B.I.|
Design and development[edit | edit source]
It was a two-seat biplane of conventional configuration which seated the observer and pilot in separate cockpits in tandem. The wings were originally of three-bay design, later changed to two-bay, unstaggered configuration. A floatplane version was developed as the W.I.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
B.Is were withdrawn from front line service in 1915 but examples served as trainers for the remainder of the War.
Operators[edit | edit source]
- Polish Air Force operated this type postwar.
Survivors[edit | edit source]
A surviving example is preserved at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna.
Specifications (B.I)[edit | edit source]
Data from 
- Crew: 2
- Length: 8.57 m (28 ft 1½ in)
- Wingspan: 14.48 m (47 ft 6⅛ in)
- Height: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 43 m2 (463 ft2)
- Empty weight: 747 kg (1,643 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,080 kg (2,376 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.I six cyl. in-line water-cooled, 75 kW (100 hp)
- Maximum speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)
- Range: 650 km (400 miles)
- Rate of climb: 1.333 m/s (262 ft/min)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Albatros B.II -
- Albatros B.III -
- Albatros C.III -
- Lebed XI -
- Lebed XII
- List of military aircraft of Germany
References[edit | edit source]
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 51.
- Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6.
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