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Albatros G.III


Manufacturer: Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight: mid 1916
Introduced: 1917
Primary user: Germany

The Albatros G.III was a German bomber aircraft development of World War I. It was a large, single-bay biplane of unequal span and unstaggered wings. Power was provided by two Benz Bz.IVa pusher engines installed in nacelles carried between the wings. An unusual feature of the design was that the lower wing was provided with cutouts for the propellers, allowing the engine nacelles to be mounted further forward than would have been otherwise possible. Few were built, these seeing service mostly on the Macedonian Front in 1917.


German Empire


Specifications (G.III)

General characteristics

Crew: three, pilot, observer, and engineer
Length: 11.9 m (39 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 18.0 m (59 ft 0 in)
Height: 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 79.0 m² (850 ft²)
Empty weight: 2,064 kg (4,550 lb)
Gross weight: 3,150 kg (6,945 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x— Benz Bz.IVa, 164 kW (220 hp) each


Maximum speed: 150 km/h (94 mph)
Range: 600 km (370 miles)
Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
Rate of climb: 1.3 m/s (260 ft/min)


2 x— 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns
325 kg (720 lb) of bombs

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 53.
Chant, Chris (2000). The World's Great Bombers: 1914 to the Present Day. Rochester: Grange Books.

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