Albatros D XI
1918
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Albatros D XI

Flown for the first time in February 1918, the D.XI departed from the traditional Albatros formula in certain respects. Like its predecessors, it was of wooden construction with fabric-covered wings and plywood-covered fuselage, but the unequal-span staggered wings had inclined aerofoil-section I-struts braced from their bases by pairs of diagonal struts which eliminated the need for wire bracing. For the first time in an Albatros fighter a rotary engine was employed, this being a 160hp Siemens-Halske Sh III, and the unusually large propeller necessitated an exceptionally tall undercarriage. Armament comprised the usual twin 7.92mm machine guns, and two prototypes were built, the first having a four-blade propeller and balanced parallel-chord ailerons, and the second having a two-blade propeller and unbalanced ailerons of inverse taper.

3-View 
Albatros D XIA three-view drawing (1643 x 1285)


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight689-723 kg1519 - 1594 lb
    Empty weight494 kg1089 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan8.00 m26 ft 3 in
    Length5.58 m18 ft 4 in
    Wing area18.5 m2199.13 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed190 km/h118 mph

Comments
goutou, 20.06.2011

and the second having a two-blade propeller and unbalanced ailerons of inverse taper.

, 20.06.2011

Albatros D XI
1918

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