|Scale model of an Albatros C.X|
Design and development[edit | edit source]
It was essentially an enlarged development of the C.VII designed to take advantage of the new Mercedes D.IVa engine that became available in 1917. Unlike the C.VII that preceded it in service, the C.X utilised the top wing spar-mounted radiator that had first been tried on the C.V/17. Other important modernisation features included the carriage of oxygen for the crew, and radio equipment.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (C.X)[edit | edit source]
- Crew: two, pilot and observer
- Length: 9.15 m (30 ft 0 in)
- Wingspan: 14.36 m (47 ft 1 in)
- Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 42.7 m2 (459 ft2)
- Empty weight: 1,050 kg (2,320 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,668 kg (3,677 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IVa, 190 kW (260 hp)
- Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph)
- Endurance: 3 hours 25 min
- Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,500 ft)
- Rate of climb: 3.3 m/s (660 ft/min)
References[edit | edit source]
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 53.
- Grosz, Peter M.. Windsock Datafile 114 Albatros C.X. Berkhamsted: Albatros Productions Ltd..
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