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Albatros D.X Aircraft Information

Albatros D.X

D.X

National origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight: 1918
Status: Prototype only
Number built: 1
Variants: Albatros Dr.II

The Albatros D.X was a German prototype single-seat fighter biplane developed in 1918 in parallel with the D.IX. It used the same slab-sided, flat-bottomed fuselage (a departure from previous Albatros designs) but was powered by a 145 kW (195 hp) Benz Bz.IIIbo water-cooled vee-8 engine in place of the D.IX's Mercedes D.IIIa straight-six.

The D.X participated in the second D-type contest at Adlershof in June 1918, but development ceased at the prototype stage.

Specifications (D.X)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

Crew: one, pilot
Length: 6.18 m (20 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 9.84 m (32 ft 3⅜ in)
Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0⅜ in)
Empty weight: 666 kg (1,465 lb)
Loaded weight: 905 kg (1,991 lb)
Powerplant: 1x Benz Bz.IIIbo 8-cylinder water-cooled inline engine, 145 kW (195 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 170 km/h (92 kn, 106 mph)
Time to climb:
Endurance: 1.5 hours

Related development

Albatros D.IX
Albatros Dr.II

Bibliography

Gray, Peter; Thetford, Owen (1962). German Aircraft of the First World War (First edition ed.). London: Putnam.
Green, W. & Swanborough, G. (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books. ISBN 1-85833-777-1

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