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Albatros D.IV

Albatros D.IV

Manufacturer: Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Primary user: Luftstreitkrx¤fte

The Albatros D.IV was an experimental German fighter aircraft built and tested during World War I. It was designed to test a geared version of the 120 kW (160 hp) Mercedes D.III engine. Unlike the ungeared version, the geared engine was completely enclosed within the fuselage. The airframe basically combined the D.II wing cellule with the D.V fuselage along with minor alterations to the rudder balance and the horizontal stabilizer. Three examples were ordered in November 1916. According to The Complete Book of Fighters (1994) only one was flown. The aircraft was tested with several types of propeller, but excessive vibration problems were not solved and the aircraft was cancelled.


General characteristics

Crew: One, pilot
Length: 7.33 m (24 ft 0.6 in)
Wingspan: 9.04 m (29 ft 8 in)
Height: 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 20.50 m² (220.66 ft²)
Powerplant: 1x— geared Mercedes D.III six-cylinder, liquid-cooled inline engine, 120 kW / 138 kW (160 hp / 185 hp)


Maximum speed: 165 km/h (89 kn, 103 mph)
Service ceiling: Not stated, similar to the D.I (?)
Endurance: 2.2 hours

Comparable aircraft

Nieuport 17

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