Albatros L.58
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Albatros L.58

High-wing monoplane airliner of 1923, originally powered by a single 179kW Rolls-Royce Falcon engine. Construction was of wood with three-ply covering. The enclosed cabin for six passengers was arranged almost entirely under the wing and the pilot was seated immediately forward of the wing leading edge in an open cockpit. Petrol and baggage were carried in the wings. A small number are known to have entered service in Germany with several companies, while others may have been operated abroad.

Albatros L.58

 ENGINE1 x MB IV, 190kW
    Take-off weight2250 kg4960 lb
    Empty weight1370 kg3020 lb
    Wingspan18.0 m59 ft 1 in
    Length10.9 m36 ft 9 in
    Height3.6 m12 ft 10 in
    Wing area44.5 m2478.99 sq ft
    Max. speed160 km/h99 mph
    Cruise speed140 km/h87 mph
    Ceiling3000 m9850 ft
    Range w/max.fuel450 km280 miles

Barry, 04.01.2010

There were two models the earlier model carried 5 passengers and was powered by the Maybach engine. The later model carried 6 passengers and was powered by a Rolls Royce Eagle VIII. This engine gave a lower wing loading a greater endurance of 5 hours, as opposed to 4 hours of the Maybach, and an improved range of 735km. 7 models were built 2 being sold to the Soviet Union.

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