Design & developnment[edit | edit source]
The C.VII dispensed with the earlier type's unreliable Mercedes D.IV and also with the fixes that had been made to accommodate that powerplant, returning to the original C.V/16 design. Refinements were also made to the control surfaces, the overall effect being an aircraft of excellent handling qualities, and which soon made up the bulk of German reconnaissance aircraft, with some 350 in service at any one time.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Night-bomber variant.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (C.VII)[edit | edit source]
- Crew: two, pilot and observer
- Length: 8.70 m (28 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 12.78 m (41 ft 11 in)
- Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 43.4 m2 (467 ft2)
- Empty weight: 989 kg (2,180 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,550 kg (3,420 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV, 150 kW (200 hp)
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h (110 mph)
- Endurance: 31⁄3 hours
- Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,500 ft)
- Rate of climb: 3.2 m/s (630 ft/min)
References[edit | edit source]
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 52–53.
- Grosz, Peter M. (1999). Windsock Datafile 77 Albatros C.VII. Berkhamsted: Albatros Productions Ltd..
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