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Albatros B.I


Manufacturer: Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Primary user: Germany

The Albatros B.I was a German military reconnaissance aircraft designed in 1913 and which saw service during World War I.

Design and development

It was a two-seat biplane of conventional configuration which seated the observer and pilot in separate cockpits in tandem. The wings were originally of three-bay design, later changed to two-bay, unstaggered configuration. A floatplane version was developed as the W.I.

Operational history

B.Is were withdrawn from front line service in 1915 but examples served as trainers for the remainder of the War.



Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops

German Empire

Kaiserliche Marine

Netherlands Poland

Polish Air Force operated this type postwar.



A surviving example is preserved at the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum in Vienna.

Specifications (B.I)

General characteristics

Crew: two, pilot and observer
Length: 8.55 m (28 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 14.30 m (46 ft 11 in)
Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 43 m² (463 ft²)
Empty weight: 600 kg (1,300 lb)
Loaded weight: 800 kg (1,800 lb)
Powerplant: 1x— Mercedes D.I, 75 kW (100 hp)


Maximum speed: 100 km/h (52 kn, 60 mph)
Range: 650 km (351 nmi, 400 mi)
Rate of climb: 1 m/s (200 ft/min)

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Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 51.

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