Flight, September 25, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
4. The Albatros Seaplane
is similar to an earlier type of this firm's land machines. The body, which is of rectangular section, is very deep and narrow, and is placed a short distance above the lower main plane. The engine - a 100 h.p. Argus or a Mercedes of the same power - is placed in the nose of the body, and is entirely covered in. The radiator forms the extreme nose of the body, and the air passing through the radiator is allowed to escape through louvers in the side of the body. Behind the engine is the passenger's cockpit, whilst still further back, and some distance behind the trailing edge of the planes, is the pilot's seat. The two main floats, which are of the plain non-stepped type, are supported on very stout streamlined steel tubes. This machine is of the amphibious type, since it is fitted, in addition to the floats, with two wheels which may be raised clear of the water. A small tail float protects the tail planes against contact with the water. The main planes are set at a dihedral angle in addition to their backward slope, and ailerons are hinged to the outer ends of the upper plane.