The Albatros C.IX was a two-seated German military reconnaissance biplane from 1917. It was built by Albatros Flugzeugwerke. It did not have a central strut between the upper wing and the fuselage, which was uncommon during the time. Also unusual was that the top wing was swept, while the lower wing was straight. Only three of these aircraft were built. Manfred von Richthofen used one for personal transport, such as going to meet Kaiser Wilhelm II in May 1917.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Crew: 2
- Length: 8.22 m (27 ft 0 in)
- Wingspan: 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)
- Height: 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)
- Empty weight: 790 kg (1,742 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III Inline piston engine, 118 kW (158 hp)
- Maximum speed: 155 km/h (96 mph; 84 kn)
- Range: 385 km (239 mi; 208 nmi)
- Guns: 2×7.9mm machine guns
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Gray, Peter Lawrence; Owen Gordon Thetford (1962). German aircraft of the First World War. Putnam. p. 256.
- Nowarra, Heinz J.; Kimbrough S. Brown, Bruce Robertson (1964). Von Richthofen and the Flying Circus. Aero Publishers. p. 62.
- Kilduff, Peter (2007). Red Baron: the life and death of an ace. David & Charles. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-7153-2809-5.
References[edit | edit source]
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- (German) Kroschel/Stützer. Die deutschen Militärflugzeuge 1910-1918. 1977. ISBN 978-3-8132-0148-2.
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