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Albatros WMZ

Страна: Германия

Год: 1911

Albatros - Doppeltaube - 1911 - Германия<– –>Albatros - MZ2 - 1912 - Германия


Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913


ALBATROS. Albatroswerke G.m.b. H. Flugzeugfabr. u. Fliegerschule, Johannisthal bei Berlin. Established 1910. One of the largest constructors in Germany. Capacity: 150 machines a year.

   1911-12. 1912. 1912-13. Hydro. Mono.
   2-seat Military Military
   tractor tractor tractor.
   biplane. biplane.

Length....feet(m.) 13? (10.70) 43?-1/2 (10.5) 42? (12.8) ... ...
Spa.......feet(m.) 43-2/3(13.30) 52? (16) 65? (20) ... ...
Are...sq. feet(m?) 430 (40) 576 (54) 624 (58.5) ... ...
Weight, total...
   ......lbs.(kgs.) 1058 (480) 1543 (700) 1874 (850) ... ...
Weight,useful...
   .... .lbs.(kgs.) 661 (300) ... ... ... ...
Motor.........h.p. 100 Argus 90 Mercades 120 N.A.G. or ... ...
   or 100 Argus Aust. Daimler
Speed,
   max...m.p.h.(km) 56 (90) 59 (95) 46 (75) ... ...
   min...m.p.h.(km) ... ... ... ... ...
Endurance.....hrs. 6 6 7-5 ... ...
Number built
   during 1912 about 40 70 30 4 2

Remarks.--In all the upper plane is slightly staggered. In all the control is duplicated.


Журнал Flight


Flight, November 2, 1912.

German Hydro-Aeroplane Meeting.

  THREE hydro-aeroplanes took part in competitions at Putzig on October 25th, when all the events were won by Thelen on an Albatross, which was eventually purchased by the Government. In the speed test he covered the ten kilometres in 12 mins. 12 secs. The other competitors were Fischer (Aviatik) and Gorrissen (Ago).


Flight, October 9, 1914.

AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.

5. The Albatros Propeller Seaplane
  is of an older type, and the firm is, we believe, discontinuing building this type. The main planes, which are of rectangular plan form, are of large span, and both upper and lower planes are fitted with ailerons. Pilot and passenger are accommodated side by side inside a shallow nacelle, and dual control is fitted, or, more correctly speaking, the single control wheel can be shifted from side to side so that either of the occupants may pilot the machine. A front elevator of the Farman type is fitted, and at the rear, carried on an outrigger of the usual form, is a biplane tail. Between the upper and lower tail planes are mounted three vertical rudders side by side, and to the trailing edge of the upper tail plane is hinged the rear elevator. The engine - a 100 h.p. Argus or Mercedes - is mounted at the rear of the nacelle, and in front of it, supported on the engine bearers, is the radiator.

A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
From March 1912 it was laid down that all German naval aeroplanes had to be of amphibian configuration, a difficult requirement to meet with the marginal engine power then available. By discarding the wheels fitted to the central Coulmann float of the Albatros WD3 (70hp Mercedes), Oberleutnant zur See Langfeld was able to make the first water take-off on 5 July 1912. When the wheels were fitted again, a system was used that enabled them to be raised clear of the water. To reduce water resistance further and allow acceleration to flying speed, the wing tip floats could also be raised by means of the large handwheel on the port side of the nacelle.
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Official dissatisfaction with the slow progress of the marine aeroplane led to the first German Seaplane Competition, held at Heiligendamm in August-September 1912. Various manufacturers submitted what were basically landplanes fitted with floats, and although only two (Aviatik and Albatros) met the requirements, the official view was that the problems of amphibian operation had been solved. In a further internal selection, the RMA (Reichs Marine Amt - German Admiralty) purchased this Albatros (80hp Argus) entry from funds raised by the West Prussian section of the Deutscher-Luftflotten-Verein.
H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/
The Albatros WMZ of 1911 was generally considered to be the German Imperial Naval Air Service's first practical seaplane, but aeroplanes were to take a back seat to airships in pre-war naval plans.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
HYDRO-AEROPLANES AT THE HEILIGENDAMM MEETING. - View of the Albatross from behind.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
HYDRO-AEROPLANES AT THE HEILIGENDAMM MEETING. - Slipway and protecting breakwater.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
HYDRO-AEROPLANES AT THE HEILIGENDAMM MEETING. - The forward floats of the Albatross..
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
HYDRO-AEROPLANES AT THE HEILIGENDAMM MEETING. - Thelen in the Albatross.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913 /Jane's/
ALBATROS. Military hydro-biplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
5. The Albatros seaplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
HYDRO-AEROPLANES AT THE HEILIGENDAMM MEETING. - The Albatross biplane flying round the cruiser "Munchen."
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
5. The Albatros seaplane.