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Albatros(Oeffag) D.II / D.III

Страна: Австро-Венгрия

Год: 1917

Истребитель

Kalgoorlie - biplane - 1915 - Австралия<– –>Aviatik (Berg) - B.I / B.II - 1914 - Австро-Венгрия


В.Кондратьев Самолеты первой мировой войны


Осенью 1916 года австрийская фирма "Остеррейхиш Флюгцойгфабрик АГ" (сокращенно - Оэффаг) приобрела лицензию на производство немецкого истребителя "Альбатрос" D.II. Инженеры фирмы слегка переработали немецкий проект под австрийский двигатель и вооружение, и в январе 1917 года первый прототип новой машины с заводским индексом 53.01 вышел на летные испытания. Он был оснащен рядным шестицилиндровым мотором водяного охлаждения "Австро-Даймлер" Dm-185 мощностью 185 л.с. и вооружен одним синхронным пулеметом "Шварцлозе", установленным справа от двигателя. В конце мая самолет начал поступать на фронт.
  Благодаря более мощному мотору летные данные лицензионного истребителя получились выше, чем у немецкого оригинала. Фирма получила заказ на 50 экземпляров (заводское обозначение - Bauart 53 - "серия 53", сокращенно -Ва.53), из которых успели построить только 15, после чего схему бипланной коробки изменили по типу "Альбатроса" D.III, уменьшив размеры нижнего крыла и установив V-образные межкрыльевые стойки.
  Самолет сразу пошел в производство под обозначением "серия 53.2", построено 45 экземпляров. Машины выходили с завода с полностью закапотированным двигателем, но в частях обычно снимали верхний обтекатель, закрывавший головки цилиндров, чтобы улучшить охлаждение. Вооружение - два синхронных пулемета "Шварцлозе", установленных, в отличие от немецкого "Альбатроса", не сверху на капоте, а внутри, под обшивкой, по бокам блока цилиндров.
  В июне 1917г. на самолет установили новую модификацию двигателя "Австро-Даймлер" мощностью 200л.с. С этим мотором было выпущено 280 машин под индексом "серия 153" (Ва.153). Последние из них имели винт без кока (от кока отказались, поскольку его иногда срывало в полете) и полусферический носовой обтекатель фюзеляжа.
  Девять машин были выпущены в разведывательном варианте с аэрофотоаппаратами за кабиной пилота. "Оэффаг" широко применялся с лета 1917 года и до конца войны на итальянском фронте.
  В начале 1918 года появилась очередная версия "Австро-Даймлера", мощность которой удалось повысить до 225 л.с. Модификация "Альбатроса" с этим мотором получила обозначение "серия 253" (Ва.253). Силовой набор крыла был усилен фанерными накладками. Вооружение аналогично предыдущей версии, винт без кока по типу поздних Ва.153.
  Самолет обладал выдающимися летными характеристиками, намного превышавшими данные немецкого "Альбатроса" D.III и даже - более поздней его модификации - D.V. Самолеты серии 253 считаются лучшими истребителями Австро-Венгерской империи.
  Фирме "Оэффаг" заказали 230 экземпляров новой машины, затем заказ был увеличен еще на 100 штук. Первые серийные Ва.253 попали на фронт в мае 1918-го. До выхода Австро-Венгрии из войны успели построить 201 самолет. Выпуск продолжался еще некоторое время после подписания перемирия, пока не был прекращен по требованию держав-победительниц, запретивших странам, проигравшим мировую войну, развивать военную авиацию.
  "Оэффаги" были весьма популярны среди пилотов, особенно это относилось к самолетам 253-й серии. В 1919 году 38 таких машин приобрела Польша, которая использовала их в войне с Советской Россией. Еще четыре экземпляра купила Чехословакия.
  Некоторое число самолетов этого типа после распада Австро-Венгерской империи досталось Венгрии и Югославии. Югославы применяли их в пограничном конфликте с Италией, а венгры - в войне с Румынией.
  
  
  
МОДИФИКАЦИИ
  
  Серия 53; двигатель "Австро-Даймлер", 185 л.с. Построено 45 экземпляров.
  
  Серия 153; двигатель "Австро-Даймлер", 200 л.с. В серии с июня 1917 г. Построено 280 штук.
  
  Серия 253; двигатель той же фирмы, форсированный до 245 л.с. Винт без кока. Носовая часть фюзеляжа имела полукруглую законцовку. Выпускался с мая 1918 г. До конца войны построен 201 экземпляр.
  
  
ВООРУЖЕНИЕ: 2 синхр. "Шварцлозе", на всех модификациях.
  
  
ЛЕТНО-ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЕ ХАРАКТЕРИСТИКИ
  
   Серия 153 Серия 253
  Размах, м 9,00 9,00
  Длина, м, 7,37 7,35
  Площадь крыла, кв.м 20,64 20,64
  Сухой вес, кг 690 716
  Взлетный вес, кг 964 1005
  Скорость максимальная, км/ч 188 202
  Время подъема на высоту
   2000 м, мин.сек 6,4 5,1
  Потолок, м 6000 6000


J.Herris Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Vol.4: Fighters (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 27)


Oeffag-Built Albatros D.II & D.III

  In late 1916 the Luftfahrtruppen (Austro-Hungarian Air Service, or LFT) was bringing into service its first fighter to be produced in quantity, the Brandenburg KD, also known as the D.I. While strong and fast, the KD had poor handling qualities, and Austrian aviation authorities wanted an alternative. Indeed, they needed one; early KD combat evaluation in late 1916 and early 1917 was not favorable.
  Fortunately, the LFT had been watching what the German air service was doing, and saw the impressive combat effectiveness displayed by the new Albatros fighters over the Western Front. As a result, the LFT and Austrian industry moved very quickly to produce the Albatros under license. The first production contract was signed with the Oesterreichische Flugzeugfabrik A.G. (Oeffag) on December 4, 1916, only a few months after the Albatros entered combat. Serious discussions between the LFT and Oeffag had obviously been underway for some time, because Oeffag already had production of the first aircraft underway!
  First flight of the Albatros D.II(Oef) 53.01 production prototype was in January 1917. The common fuselages of the 50 aircraft ordered, originally planned as 20 D.II(Oef) and 30 D.III(Oef) fighters, were completed in February, but completion of the wing cellules was delayed pending structural load tests. Winter weather delayed flight trials and the required radiators and propellers had to be obtained. The D.II(Oef) was finally released for service use on 4 May 1917, and the 16 aircraft built were delivered to the front. Armament was specified as two guns but some aircraft only had one; the Bernatzik synchronizer was used.
  Production was shifted to the superior D.III(Oef) before the full 20 D.II(Oef) planned were built. Before starting D.III(Oef) production, Oeffag redesigned the D.III's sesquiplane wing for greater strength, with stronger spars, ribs, and fuselage connection. During the evaluation period reports of wing structural failures of German D.III fighters reached Oeffag and the static load tests on the revised wing were repeated before the D.III(Oef) was accepted for service. The Oeffag engineers, who strengthened the wing design on their own initiative, were vindicated by the exemplary service of the D.III(Oef), which was not subject to the structural failures of its German antecedent.
  Like the earlier D.II(Oef), the D.III(Oef) was initially powered by the 185 hp Daimler. Two batches totaling 45 of these fighters were built (serials 53.20-53.64) before the more powerful 200 hp Daimler became available. The improved fighter was known as the 153 series and four batches of these were built. From the beginning of the third 153 series production batch the spinner was deleted in favor of a rounded nose; this improved propeller efficiency and boosted top speed by about 14 km/h.
  The D.III(Oef) was fast, maneuverable, and had a good climb rate. As important, it was structurally robust and earned the trust of its pilots, who were able to engage their adversaries with a fighter that was equal or superior in performance to those they faced.
  The final version of the D.III|Oef) was powered by the 225 hp Daimler and known as the 253 series; two batches of these were ordered and about 230 were delivered before the Armistice. The 253 series offered excellent performance that its pilots felt matched any Allied fighter and met all requirements. This experience was in stark contrast to their German allies, whose Albatros D.III and D.V fighters were technically inferior on the Western Front by the summer of 1917. Given Germany's mid-1917 search for a superior replacement to their Albatros fighters, it is interesting they did not look more closely at the D.III(Oef).


Oeffag-Built (Austro-Hungarian) Albatros Fighter Production Orders
Date Ordered Type Qty Serials Engine
4 December 1916 D.II(Oef) 16(1) 53.01-53.16 185 hp Daimler
4 December 1916 D.III(Oef) 34 53.20-53.53 185 hp Daimler
3 February 1917 D.III(Oef) 11 53.54-53.64 185 hp Daimler
3 February 1917 D.III(Oef) 61 153.01-153.61 200 hp Daimler
18 July 1917 D.IH(Oef) 50 153.62-153.111 200 hp Daimler
8 October 1917 D.III(Oef) 100 153.112-153.211 200 hp Daimler
18 May 1918 D.III(Oef) 70 153.212-153.281 200 hp Daimler
18 May 1918 D.III(Oef) 230(2) 253.01-253.230 225 hp Daimler
August 1918 D.III(Oef) 100 253.231-253.330 225 hp Daimler
Notes:
  1. Originally 20 D.II(Oef) were ordered, but only 16 were built.
  2. 201 of this production batch accepted by October 1918. A total of 260 Series 253 fighters were completed, with the last 30 or so after the Armistice.

Oeffag-Built (Austro-Hungarian) Albatros Fighter Specifications
D.II Series 53 D.III Series 53.2 D.III Series 153 D.III Series 253
Engine 185 hp Daimler 185 hp Daimler 200 hp Daimler 225 hp Daimler
Span (Upper) 8.50 m 9.00 m 9.00 m 9.00 m
Span (Lower) 8.00 m 8.73 m 8.73 m 8.73 m
Chord (Upper) 1.70 m 1.50 m 1.50 m 1.50 m
Chord (Lower) 1.70 m 1.00 m 1.00 m 1.00 m
Gap 1.35 m 1.47 m 1.47 m 1.47 m
Stagger 0.12 m 0.22 m 0.22 m 0.24 m
Wing Area 24 m2 20.56 m2 20.56 m2 20.56 m2
Length 7.35 m 7.35 m 7.35 m 7.43 m
Height 2.71 m 2.80 m 2.80 m 2.64 m
Track 1.80 m 1.80 m 1.80 m 1.80 m
Empty Weight - 690 kg 710 kg 722 kg
Loaded Weight 898 kg 964 kg 987 kg 995 kg
Wing Loading 37.4 kg/m2 46.7 kg/m2 48.0 kg/m2 48.4 kg/m2
Power Loading 4.85 kg/hp 5.21 kg/hp 4.94 kg/hp 4.42 kg/hp
Max. Speed 170 km/h 180 km/h 188 km/h 202 km/h
Climb, 1,000 m 4 min. 30 sec. 3 min. 20 sec. 2 min. 35 sec. 3 min. 5 sec.
Climb, 2,000 m 7 minutes - 6 min. 35 sec. 7 min. 10 sec.
Climb, 3,000 m 12 min. 30 sec. 14 min. 30 sec. 11 min. 20 sec. 11 min. 20 sec.
Climb, 4,000 m - - 18 min. 50 sec. 17 min. 15 sec.
Climb, 5,000 m - 32 minutes 33 minutes 27 minutes
Notes:
  1. All were armed with two machine guns except a few D.II had only one gun.
  2. Series 153 performance given for aircraft with spinner. From 153.112 the Oeffag-built D.III fighters had a rounded nose without spinner that increased speed by about 14 km/h.


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50. Flugzeuge der Österreichischen Flugzeugfabrik A.G. (Oeffag) Wiener Neustadt
53.01 - 53.16 Albatros D.II (Oef) Dm 185
53.20 - 53.64 Albatros D.III (Oef) Dm 185
153.01 - 153.281 Albatros D.III (Oef) Dm 200
253.01 - 253.210 Albatros D.III (Oef) Dm 225

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Оэффаг D.III, пилот - фельдфебель Р.Лонстак, лето 1917г.
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Albatros D II 53.03 Rudolf Lonslak Flik 14 Krasne Sommer 1917
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Albatros D.III 53.29 Josef Friedrich Flik 24 Pergine 1917
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"Оэффаг" D.III серии 53.2, на котором летали хауптман Вильгельм Дворак и оберлейтенант Карл Бенедек, итало-австрийский фронт, осень 1917г.
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Albatros D.III 53.38 Josef Friedrich Flik 24 Pergine August 1917
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 53.46 flown by Hptm. Johann Print, commander of Flik 27. Formerly an observer with Flik 23 where he claimed 6 victories with various pilots, Print was retraining as a pilot when he was killed in the crash of this aircraft on 25 February 1918.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 53.51 of Flik 21, Pergine Aerodrome, Autumn 1917.
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Albatros D III 53.60 Kurt Gruber Flik 41 J Sesana Herbst 1917
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.05 of Flik 42J, Sesana Aerodrome, August 1917.
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Albatros D III 153.06 Godwin Brumowsky Flik 41 J Campoformido August 1917
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.10 flown by Hptm. Godwin Brumowski, commander of Flik 41J, February-March 1918. Brumowski scored 35 victories and was the leading Austro-Hungarian ace; he survived the war.
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Albatros D III 153.11 Frank Linke-Crawford Flik 41 J Sesana November 1917
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Albatros D III 153.15 Julius Arigi Flik 55 J Haidenschaft September 1917
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Albatros D III 153.17 Egbert Lupfer Flik 55 J Haidenschaft Dezember 1917
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Albatros D 111 153.24 Hans Fischer Kampfstaffel Galanesti Winter 1917
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Albatros D.III 153.27 Georg Kenzian v. Kenzianshausvn Flik 55 J Pergine
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Albatros D III 153.32 Ludwig Haulzmayer Flik 61 J Motta di Livenza April 1918
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Albatros D.III 153.33 Wedige v. Froreich Flik 51 J Haidenschaft September 1917
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.37 thought to be assigned to Flik 41J, May 1918. This aircraft used the Oeffag company logo as a personal marking. The spinner has been removed.
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Albatros D.III 153.37 Flip 2 Casarsa
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Albatros D III 153.42 Ferdinand Udvardy Flik 42 J Prosecco Oktober 1917
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.45 flown by Hptm. Godwin Brumowski, commander of Flik 41J, Sesana Aerodrome, November 1917. With 35 victories Brumowski was the leading Austro-Hungarian ace.
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Albatros D.III 153.45 Godwin Brumowsky Flik 41 J Torresella Februar 1918
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Albatros D III 153.46 Lugen Bönsch Flik 51 J Ghirano Februar 1918
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Albatros D.III 153.47 Josef Kiss Flik 55 J Pergine Jänner 1918
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Альбатрос D III
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Albatros D.III 153.52 Godwin Brumowsky Flik 41 J Torresella Februar 1918
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Albatros D III 153.58 Frigyes Hefty Flik 42 J Prosecco September 1917
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Albatros D III 153.60 Karl Kaszala Flik 41 J Torresella
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Albatros D III 153.64 Josef v. Maier Flik 55 J Pergine
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Albatros D.III 153.80 Julius Arigi Flik 55 J Pergine Dezember 1917
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Albatros D III 153.85 Alfred Brand Flik 41 J Torresella Februar 1918
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Albatros D III 153.95 Fritz Losen Flik 2 D Pianzano November 1917
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Albatros D III 153.106 Fritz Gräser Flik 61 J Motta di Livenza März 1918
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Albatros D III 153.117 Ludwig Hautzmayer Flik 61 J Motta di Livenza Mai 1918
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.137 flown by Stbs.Fldw. Josef Novak, Flik 41J, Torresella Aerodrome, January 1918.
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Albatros D.III 153.137 Josef Novak Flik 41 J Portobuffoie Mai 1918
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Albatros D.III 153.140 Eugen Bönsch Flik 51 J Ghirano
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Albatros D III 153.141 Franz Rudorfer Flik 51 J Ghirano Sommer 1918
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Albatros D III 153.145 Ludwig Hautzmaver Flik 61 J Motta di Livenza April 1918
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Albatros D III 153.167 Flik 2 D Mai 1918
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Albatros D.III 153.169 Frigyes Hefty Flik 42 J Sommer 1918
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Albatros D III 153.185 Josef v. Maier Flik 55 J Pergine Mai 1918
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Albatros D III 153.186 Otto Kullas Flik 55 J Pergine April 1918
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Albatros D III 153.198 Friedrich Navratil Flik 3 J Romagnano Sommer 1918
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Albatros D III 153.209 Godwin Brumowsky Flik 41 J Sommer 1918
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Albatros D.III 153.246 Otto Förster Flik 3 J Gardolo
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.266 flown by Lt. Sigmund von Josipovich of Flik 51J, June 1918. Von Josipovich was shot down and made POW on 15 June 1918 by Italy's leading ace, Maj. Francesco Baracca for his 34th and final victory. Four days later Baracca was KIA.
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Albatros D III 253.04 Franz Peter Flik 3 .1 Romagnano Sommer 1918
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 253.05 flown by Lt. Franz Peter, Flik 3J, Summer 1918.
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Albatros D III 253.06 Friedrich Navratil Flik 3 J Romagnano Oktober 1918
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Albatros D.III 253.31 Eugen Bönsch Flik 51 J Ghirano September 1918
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 253.116 flown by Oblt. Friedrich Navratil, commander of Flik 3J, Romagrano Aerodrome, August 1918. Navratil scored 10 victories and survived the war.
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Albatros D III 253.117 Stefan Stec Flik 3 J Romagnano Sommer 1918
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 253.XXX of No. 7 Eskadra Kosciuszko, Lewandowka Aerodrome, Spring-Summer 1920, Polish Air Service.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 253.XXX flown by Major Cedric Fauntleroy, commander of No. 7 Eskadra Kosciuszko, Lewandowka Aerodrome, Spring-Summer 1920, Polish Air Service.
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Albatros D II (Austrian-built, with centre-section radiator and Austro-Daimler engine).
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This D.II(Oef) has the full winter cowling over the engine; the muzzle of the left gun is clearly visible.
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Albatros D.II 53.01, Flik 21, Pergine, Mai 1917. Begleitflugzeug ohne Bewaffnung
Albatros D.II 53.01, Flik 21, Pergine, май 1917 г. Самолет без вооружения.
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The production prototype for the D.II(Oef) was 53.01 shown here.
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Albatros D.II 53.06 in Wr. Neustadt. Werksflugfeld, Februar 1917, aufgenommen in fabriksneuem Zustand, abweichend mit deutschem Teeves & Braun-Kühler
Albatros D.II 53.06 в Wr. Нойштадт. Заводской аэродром, февраль 1917 года, в совершенно новом состоянии, но с немецким радиатором Teeves & Braun.
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Albatros D.II 53.12 in Wr. Neustadt. Werksflugfeld, Mai 1917, vor dem Einfliegen, am Pilotensitz Feldpilot Fw Karl Hedrich
Albatros D.II 53.12 в Wr. Нойштадт. Заводской аэродром, май 1917 г., на месте пилота Фельдпилот Fw Карл Хедрих.
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D.II(Oef) 53.15 was the next to last production aircraft; here it is serving at the front.
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Albatros D.III 53.21 in Wr. Neustadt, Werksflugfeld, April 1917, aufgenommen vor dem Abnahmeflug
Albatros D.III 53.21 в Wr. Нойштадт, заводской аэродром, апрель 1917 года, снято перед приемным полетом.
Albatros D.III(Oef) 53.21 was the second production aircraft. The high quality workmanship of the Oeffag-built aircraft is evident. Due to the strengthened wing of the Oeffag D.IIIs compared to the German originals, the Oeffag-built aircraft did not suffer the lower wing failures that affected German-built aircraft. While serving with Flik 44F, 53.21 forced down a Russian Nieuport 23 in Transylvania on 29 September 1917.
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Lineup of Flik 41/J during the visit of the Archduchess Maria Theresa on July 26, 1917 at Sesana; she is at the far left of the photo.
This D.I with the Buddhist good luck emblem, the swastika, was with Flik 41J when this photograph was taken despite the original caption stating it was taken at Flik 12. Albatros (Oef) 53.27 is seen in the background. This D.l was flown at times by Godwin Brumowski and test flown by Gottfried Banfield. Serial number unknown. (AHT AL0579-039)
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"Оэффаг" D.III серии 53.2, на котором летали хауптман Вильгельм Дворак и оберлейтенант Карл Бенедек.
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The Oeffag-built Albatros D.III was the preferred fighter of the kuk. Here Albatros fighters are lined up in front of Aviatik Berg D.I fighters and a lone Brandenburg D.I. The steep terrain was typical of that flown in the Italian front.
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Albatros D.III 153.06, Flik 41J, Sesana, August 1917; zur besseren Kühlung wurde unter dem Kühler ein Staublech angebracht, auch sind die Verkleidungsbleche des Triebwerks entfernt, links auf der Leiter stehend Hptm Brumowski
Albatros D.III 153.06, Flik 41J, Sesana, август 1917 г .; Для лучшего охлаждения под радиатором поставили перегородку, также были сняты панели обшивки двигателя, Hptm Brumowski стоит на лестнице слева.
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"Оэффаг" серии 153
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Frank Linke-Crawford alongside his Albatros DIII serving with Fliegerkompanie 41J at Sesana, October 1917. This Austrian ace scored 27 confirmed victories before being killed in action on 31 July 1918.
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The pilot on the left is Hptm. Godwin Brumowski, the leading ace of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with 35 victories. Behind him on the left is his aircraft, Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.52, which was marked with skulls on the fuselage sides and top behind the cockpit.The pilot on the right describing air combat maneuvers is Oblt. Frank Link-Crawford, with 27 victories the fourth-ranked ace of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On the right is his fighter, Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.16, which was marked with falcons on the fuselage sides. This photo was taken at Flik 41J at Torresella airfield in December 1917.
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Twin Schwarzlose guns mounted to fire over the propeller arc on Albatros D.III(Oef) was a front-line modification. Although one noted reference identifies this aircraft as 53.57 flown by Korporal Eugen Bonsch of Flik 51 J, information taken from the print indicates it is 53.27 flown at Flik 41J by Godwin Brumowski - at extreme left in the photo with his characteristic monocle - in July 1917. Synchronizer technical problems and shortages plagued the Luftfahrtruppen.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.33 was flown by Rittmeister W. von Froreich, commander of Flik 51 J, at Haidenschaft in September-October 1917.
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Albatros D.III 153.33, Flik 51J, Haidenschaft, September 1917, davor stehend Rittmeister Wedige von Froreich, Kdt der Flik, persönliches Kennzeichen rot-weißer Wimpel am Rumpf
Albatros D.III 153.33, Flik 51J, Haidenschaft, сентябрь 1917 года, перед ним стоит Rittmeister Wedige von Froreich, Kdt der Flik, ​​личный опознавательный красно-белый вымпел на корпусе
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.75 of Flik 22 photographed in flight on 3 April 1918.
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Albatros D.III 153.101, Flik 59D, San Giacomo, Frühjahr 1918. Begleitflugzeug mit Staffelmarkierung
Albatros D.III 153.101, Flik 59D, Сан-Джакомо, весна 1918 г. Самолет сопровождения с маркировкой эскадрильи.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.112 was the first aircraft in the third series 153 production batch and had the 200 hp Daimler. It wore a colorful camouflage scheme. In April 1918 it was flown by Oblt. Friedrich Navratil of Flik 41J.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.117 was fitted with the 200 hp Daimler. The rugged terrain of this section of the front made flying operations especially challenging for the primitive aircraft of the time.
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Closeup of Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.181 with 200 hp Daimler.
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"Оэффаг" D.III серии 153 из состава 10-й авиароты (Flik 10) австро-венгерских ВВС, аэродром "Гардоло", август 1918 г.
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Albatros D.III 153.202, Flik 42J. Pianzano, Juni 1918, "Leibflugzeug" von Feldpilot Oblt August Selinger
Albatros D.III 153.202, Flik 42J. Пьянцано, Июнь 1918 г., самолет летчика Oblt Августа Селинджера.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 153.202 flown by Oblt. August Selinger of Flik 42J after being damaged in combat with Italian Hanriot HD.1 fighters on 28 July 1918. He was killed in this aircraft on 28 August 1918.
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Albatros D.III 153.248 in VVr. Neustadt. Werksflugfeld, April 1918, beim ersten Abnahmeflug am 22. April infolge Triebwerksdefekt abgesturzt, Feldpilot Fw Josef Stark wurde nur leicht verletzt, Flugzeug Totalhavarie
Albatros D.III 153.248 в VVr. Нойштадт. Заводской аэродром, апрель 1918 года, разбился во время первого приемочного полета 22 апреля из-за неисправности двигателя, пилот Йозеф Старк получил легкие травмы, самолет полностью разбит.
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Albatros D.III in Reihe bei der Flik 3J in Gardolo, August 1918, von links nach rechts 153.173, 153.225, 253.06, 153.227, 153.244 (?) und 153.234
Albatros D.III Flik 3J в строю в Гардоло, август 1918 г., слева направо 153.173, 153.225, 253.06, 153.227, 153.244 (?) и 153.234
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Albatros D.III(Oef) 253.75 had the 225 hp Daimler. The insignia are not finished and the pilot, ace Julius Arigi, wears a parachute. With 32 victories Arigi was the second-ranked Austro-Hungarian ace of the war.
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"Оэффаг" серии 253. Пилот - лейтенант Навратил
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Albatros D.III(Oef) series 253 flown by the Polish air service postwar. In addition to this 225 hp engine, the 253 series also had ailerons and elevators with wire trailing edges giving them a scalloped appearance.
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Albatros DIII of Austrian ace Godwin Brumowski showing the combat damage the aircraft received on 1 February 1918.
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Albatros D.III(Oef) flown by Godwin Brumowski, the leading Austro-Hungarian ace, with an unknown woman in the cockpit. When Brumowski's wife was asked if she was the woman in the photo, she vehemently denied it!
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The full winter engine cowling of a later-production Albatros D.III(Oef) with the rounded nose. The muzzles of the two synchronized machine guns protrude from the beautifully-finished metal. During warmer weather the panel over the engine cylinder head was removed for additional cooling.
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Probably taken at a repair depot this photograph depicts three fuselages of the most important Austro-Hungarian types undergoing maintenance/repair work, the Oeffag Albatros D.III, Brandenburg D.I and C.I. All three machines feature wooden frameworks with ply covering giving a strong, robust structure.
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One of three Albatros D.III(Oef) series 153 fighters modified with twin synchronized Schwarzlose guns mounted in front of the pilot.
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Albatros D.III
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Albatros D.III
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Albatros D.III
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Albatros D.III
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Albatros D.III
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Albatros D.III
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Upper surfaces of wings, tail, and fuselage overall green with ochre sworls. This was initially done at Flik 41J commanded by Brumowski and in recent years often referred to as the "Brumowski distribution pattern." It is shown here on a series 53/153.
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Factory finish for all series of Oeffag-built D.III fighters was a plain varnished fuselage with clear-doped wings and gray or natural metal cowl. It is shown here on a series 253.
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All upper surfaces given a dark green mottle applied by rag or sponge with underside left in plain factory finish. It is shown here on a series 253.
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On some series 253 aircraft a printed fabric was used to cover the wings and tail surfaces. On some of these aircraft the fabric was also applied to the fuselage as shown here. The underside of the fuselage was left in varnished ply finish.
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Albatros D-III (Oeffag)