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Albatros C.VIIIN

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917

Albatros - C.IX - 1917 - Германия<– –>Albatros - C.X - 1917 - Германия


В.Кондратьев Самолеты первой мировой войны


АЛЬБАТРОС C-VIII / ALBATROS C-VIII

  Очередной модификацией "Альбатроса" стал ночной бомбардировщик C-VIII (другое обозначение - N-1). Для повышения бомбовой нагрузки и улучшения взлетно-посадочных характеристик на нем увеличили размах и площадь несущих поверхностей.
  На самолет установили трехстоечную бипланную коробку с элеронами на обоих крыльях. C-VIII применялся на западном фронте с начала 1917 года.
  
  
ДВИГАТЕЛЬ
  
  "Мерседес" D.III, 160 л.с. (C-VIII).
  
  
ВООРУЖЕНИЕ
  
  Стрелковое: 1 х 7,92-мм синхронный пулемет "Шпандау" 08/15 и 1 х 7,92-мм турельный пулемет "Парабеллум"
  Бомбовое: до 300 кг бомб.


O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)


Albatros C VIII N
  Evolved in 1917 as a night bomber, as indicated by the N suffix. A small bomb load was carried under the lower wings, but as this relatively large, three-bay machine was only fitted with the 160 h.p. Mercedes D III engine, it was grossly under-powered. It is doubtful if more than one such machine was built. Span, 16.74 m. (54 ft. 11 1/8 in.). Length, 7.34 m. (24 ft. 1 in.). Speed, 135 km.hr. (84.35 m.p.h.). Climb, 1,000 m. (3,280 ft.) in 5 min. Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-gun.


J. Herris Nachtflugzeug! German N-types of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 3)


Albatros C.VIIIN

  Albatros, the largest German airplane manufacturer, submitted the Albatros C.VIIIN for the N-type requirement. Well streamlined with great resemblence to other Albatros two-seaters, the C.VIIIN looked like a longer wing-span, 3-bay version of the Albatros C.XII. However, powered by a 160 hp Mercedes D.III engine instead of the 260 hp Mercedes D.IVa used in the C.XII, it was much too under-powered for operations, yet a more powerful engine was apparently not tested.

J.Herris - Nachtflugzeug! German N-types of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Albatros C VIII N
J.Herris - Nachtflugzeug! German N-types of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Albatros response to the N-type requirement was the C.VIIIN, a typically-streamlined Albatros that looked much like a longer-span, 3-bay Albatros C.XII. Here it is shown carrying the required six 50 kg PuW bombs totalling 300 kg. However, with only 160 hp compared to the 260 hp of the C.XII, it was much too under-powered. More power might have given it competitive performance, but Albatros apparently did not try that.
J.Herris - Nachtflugzeug! German N-types of WWI /Centennial Perspective/