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Albatros C.III

Страна: Германия

Год: 1916

Фронтовой самолет

Albatros - C.II - 1916 - Германия<– –>Albatros - C.IV - 1916 - Германия


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АЛЬБАТРОС C-III / ALBATROS C-III

  После установки вооружения и ряда несущественных изменений в конструкции B-III переименовали в C-III. Его выпускали заводы OAW, BFW, DFW, Ханзеатиш Флюгцойгверк (HF), Сименс-Шуккерт Верк (SSW) и LVG. "Альбатрос" C-III продержался во фронтовых частях до весны 1917 года.
  
  
ДВИГАТЕЛЬ
  
  "Мерседес" D.III, 160 л.с. или "Бенц", 150 л.с. или "Аргус", 180 л.с.
  
  
ВООРУЖЕНИЕ
  
  1 турельный "Парабеллум", 1 синхронный "Шпандау".
  До 90 кг бомб.


А.Александров, Г.Петров Крылатые пленники России


Естественно, далеко не все неприятельские аэропланы попадали в руки русских военных невредимыми. Так, например, не повезло одному из "Альбатросов Ц. III" (48), сбитому русским пилотом 4-го корпусного авиаотряда прапорщиком Н. К. Кокориным (стоит, засунув руку в карман) 1 апреля 1917 г. на румынском фронте, это была его третья победа. Другому самолету такого же типа досталось еще больше (49), и, казалось бы, что можно было сделать с этой "рухлядью"? Как ни странно, умельцы из 6-го авиапарка восстановили полностью разбитую машину и заставили ее снова летать, теперь уже с русскими опознавательными знаками и пулеметом "Максим" в задней кабине (50 а, б и в, из коллекции М. Маслова). Они также приладили коробчатый радиатор весьма солидной толщины, сохранив при том "родной" выхлопной коллектор 150-сильного "Бенца", расходный бак над верхней плоскостью и почти все прочие характерные детали конструкции. В целом, на фирме "Альбатрос" третья модель класса Ц произошла от модели Б. III, получив более мощный двигатель - "Бенц" 150 л. с. или "Мерседес" 160-180 л. с, и стрелковое вооружение - пулемет "Парабеллум" на турели Шнейдера в задней кабине и, позднее, синхронизированный "Шпандау" перед пилотом с правой стороны двигателя. Фюзеляж слегка удлинился (на 20 см), тогда как оказавшееся удачным хвостовое оперение округлых очертаний улучшало продольную управляемость машины, делая ее более маневренной, чем аппараты типа Ц. I. В начале 1916 г. "Альбатросы Ц. III" стали поступать в боевые отряды и выполнять там функции разведчиков и корректировщиков (для чего могли оборудоваться радиотелеграфными станциями), способных в случае надобности атаковать наземного противника малыми бомбами, а воздушного - пулеметным огнем . На Восточном фронте их использовали в качестве истребителей, например, германский ас лейтенант Леопольд Анслингер (Leopold Anslinger) одержал 10 побед (в период с 18 января 1916 г. по 30 июня 1917 г. н. ст.), летая на одной из машин класса Ц. При этом по крайней мере в трех случаях его жертвами становились русские "Ньюпоры", т. е., скорее всего, истребители. Немецкие пилоты могли смело вступать в бой, рассчитывая на крепость фюзеляжа "Ц-третьего", который стойко переносил попадания пуль и осколков. Случались, конечно, и неудачи: не только почти полностью разрушенные, но и почти целые аппараты попадали в плен. Такая судьба постигла "Альбатрос Ц. III" с мотором "Мерседес" 160 л. с. (51, а и б), сфотографированный в одном из авиапарков в 1916 г. Любопытной чертой данного аэроплана являются нетипичные для модели выхлопные патрубки, при наличии "фирменного" радиатора. У другого гостя (52) к странностям относятся козырек перед задней кабиной и отсутствие верхнего расходного бака, замененного неподвижно установленным пулеметом "Кольт"; еще один "Кольт" находится на турели.


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


Albatros C III

  The C III succeeded the Albatros C I and Ia as an operational general-purpose aircraft, and it eventually became the most prolific of all Albatros two-seaters.
  The prototype was powered with the eminently reliable Benz Bz III motor of 150 h.p., but when series production commenced the majority of C IIIs had the 160 h.p. Mercedes D III installation, although some were still lined with the Benz.
  Basically this aeroplane was very similar to its C I forebear, but in a more refined and compact form. It preserved the same formula of plywood-covered, slab-sided fuselage, with slightly rounded top decking; two-spar wooden wings with fabric covering and steel tube framed control surfaces.
  The C III was instantly distinguishable from the C Ia by virtue of its completely revised tail surfaces. These dispensed with the earlier aircraft's angularity and adopted the beginning of the rounded tailplane profile that was to be a hallmark of practically all subsequent Albatros C types. The triangular vertical fin was retained, but a rounded rudder was now fitted. The pattern for these tail surfaces had already been used by Albatros on their B III two-seater, which had been used originally for reconnaissance work. The use of the near-identical empennage on the C III was successful, bestowing more sensitive longitudinal control than on the docile C I. This facilitated more immediate response in the evasive combat manoeuvres which were becoming so necessary with the increase of aerial activity on both sides.
  It was during the winter of 1916 that the C III came to the Fl. Abt. on the Western Front, and began to command no little respect from Allied pilots who met it in combat. It was not an easy machine to shoot down, partly due to the ability of its wooden-shelled fuselage to absorb considerable punishment before any real structural weakness occurred. After some months service it was found that performance did not suffer unduly if a synchronised forward-tiring machine-gun was fitted for use by the pilot, in addition to the observer's gun. As such, it was probably the first "two-gun" operational C type and was quite a formidable opponent except when, due to the vicissitudes of its rudimentary interrupter gear, it managed to shoot off its own propeller. However, this was a difficulty with which all pilots of tractor aircraft, regardless of nationality, had to contend.
  Although mostly used for reconnaissance patrols, the C III sometimes carried a small bomb load, sufficient to constitute a certain nuisance value lack of an accurate sighting device precluded it becoming more than that. It was also used for co-operation with artillery batteries (Fl. Abt. (A)) when the necessary radio equipment was installed.

TECHNICAL DATA
  Purpose: Two-seat general purpose.
  Manufacturers:
   Albatros Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H.
   Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke (O.A.W.).
   Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke A.G. (D.F.W.).
   Hanscatische Flugzeug-Werke (Hansa).
   Linke-Hofmann Werke (Li).
   Luft-Verkehrs Gesellschaft (L.V.G.)
   Siemens-Schuckert Werke (S.S.W.).
  Power Plant: 150 h.p. Benz Bz III or 160 h.p. Mercedes D III.
  Dimensions: Span, 11.690 m. (38 ft. 4 1/4 in). Length, 8 000 m. (26 ft. 3 in.). Height, 3.100 (D III engine) (10 ft. 2 in.); 3.070 (BzIII engine) (10 ft. 0 3/4 in.). Wing area, 36 91 sq.m. (399 sq.ft.).
  Weights: Empty, 851 kg. (1,872.2 lb.). Loaded, 1,353 kg. (2,976.6 lb.).
  Performance: Maximum speed, 140 km.hr. (87 5 m.p.h.). Initial climb, 1,000 m. (3,280 ft.) in 9 min. Ceiling, 11,000 ft. Duration, 4 hr.
  Armament: Parabellum gun for observer initially, fixed forward-firing gun for pilot later. Light bomb load (200-lb. - stowage drum provided inside fuselage on centre of gravity, between cockpits.


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Albatros C.III

  The C.III was developed as an improved C.I and followed it into production. The C.III was a combination of the features of the C.I and B.III. It used the same engines as the C.I, either the 150 hp Benz Bz.III or 160 hp Mercedes D.III, but was lighter, more compact and more streamlined, and finally abandoned the side radiators for a radiator in front of the upper wing. Of course, construction remained the typical Albatros semi-monocoque plywood fuselage and wood, wire, and fabric wings. Compared to the C.I, the C.III had improved maneuverability and performance, especially climb rate.
  In addition to its improved performance and maneuverability, the C.III also had a fixed, synchronized machine gun for the pilot, a feature the C.I lacked. The additional armament was in response to more intense Allied fighter attacks and became standard for German C-types for the rest of the war. From then on German two-seaters were generally difficult opponents for Allied fighters.
  The C.III saw widespread, successful service in combat and, like the B.II and C.I before it, remained in production for the rest of the war as a trainer due to its reliability and good handling qualities. Its advantages were soon recognized and extensive license production was undertaken.
  A number of C.III reconnaissance airplanes were supplied to Turkey, receiving Turkish serial numbers AK8 to AK41.
  Interestingly, for an unknown reason the C.III was built with two different wing spans, 11.00 meters and 11.70 meters.


Albatros C-Type Specifications
Albatros C.II Albatros C.III Albatros C.IV Albatros C.V
Engine 150 hp Benz Bz.III 150 hp Benz Bz.III 160 hp Mercedes D.III 160 hp Mercedes D.III 220 hp Mercedes D.IV
Span, Upper - 11.00 m (short span) 11.70 m (long span) - 12.78 m
Span, Lower - 11.04 m (short span) 11.14m (long span) - 12.44 m
Chord, Upper - 1.80 m - 1.80 m
Chord, Lower - 1.70 m - 1.80 m
Gap - 1.65 m - 1.83 m
Wing Area - 34.37 m2 (short span) 37.10 m2 (long span) - 43.4 m2
Wing Dihedral - 1.75° (upper & lower) - 2° (upper & lower)
Wing Sweepback - 1.70° (upper & lower) - -
Length - 7.95 m - 8.95 m
Height - 3.07 m - 4.5 m
Empty Weight - 771 kg - 1,069 kg
Loaded Weight - 1,271 kg - 1,585 kg
Maximum Speed - 135-150 km/h - 170 km/h
Climb to 1,000m - 5 min best, 8 min avg - 4.5 minutes
Climb to 2,000m - 12.5 min best, 22 min avg - 9.5 minutes
Climb to 3,000m - 25 min best, 45 min avg - 16 minutes
Climb to 4,000m - - - 25 minutes


Albatros C.III Production Orders
Serials Type & Notes
C.2060/15 to 2103/15 Alb C.III
C.4000/15 to 4199/15 Alb C.III
C.100/16 to 193/16 Alb c.III
C.650/16 to 715/16 Alb C.III(Bay) = Bay C.I
C.716/16 to 815/16 Alb c.III
C.1375/16 to 1404/16 Alb C.III
C.2124/16 to 2173/16 Alb C.III(Bay) = Bay C.I
C.2274/16 to 2374/16 Alb C.III(OAW)
C.200/17 to 239/17 Alb C.m(Bay) = Bay C.I
C.3428/17 to 3527/17 Alb C.III(Bay) - trainer
C.4000/17 to 4099/17 Alb C.III(Hansa)
C.5000/17 to 5199/17 Alb C.III(LVG)
C.5400/17 to 5474/17 Alb C.III(Li)
C.6200/17 to 6299/17 Alb C.III(Bay)
C.7127/17 to 7426/17 Alb C.III(Bay) - could also be 7125 to 7424
C.12000/17 to 12199/17 Alb C.III(OAW)
C.13375/17 to 13574/17 Alb C.III(DFW)
C.14000/17 to 14099/17 Alb C.III(SSW)
C.15200/17 to 15299/17 Alb C.III(LVG)
C.15600/17 to 15649/17 Alb C.III(Hansa)
C.1115/18 to 1164/18 Alb C.III(Hansa)

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Albatros C.III 4078/15 tactical '3' of Kasta 20.
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Albatros C.III 4119/15 of Flieger Abteilung 41
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Albatros C.III 123/16 of Kasta 20.
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Albatros C.III 753/16 of Wittenstatter and Lt. Liebig.
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Albatros C.III 761/16 tactical number '3' of Kasta 39.
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The Albatros C.III was one of the most widely-used two-seaters; at least 2,511 were ordered. It was a robust aircraft with good flying characteristics. As the C.III faded from the front during 1917 it was being widely used as a trainer. Engines used were the 160 hp Mercedes D.III or 150 hp Benz Bz.III. This Albatros C.III is in factory finish with simple tactical markings added in black. It was flown by Lt. Gerhard Bassenge and Vzfw. Ernst Floel of Kasta 39 during late 1916.
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Albatros C.III 766/16 flown by Lt. Erwin Bohme of Kasta 10, Kagohl 2 in Russia in 1916.
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Albatros C.III 772/16 of Kasta 20.
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"Альбатрос" C-III, 20 эскадрилья, 4 бомбардировочная эскадра ВВС Германии, 1916г.
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Albatros C.III C.1388/16 of Kasta 34b. The crew may have been Lt. Hermann von Raumer and Oblt. Adam Bey. This aircraft was brought down by three French fighters on 28 July 1916.
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Albatros C.III C.1388/16 after French markings were applied after capture on 28 July 1916 and relocation to Villacoublay for evaluation. The French national markings seem to have been cut from another aircraft and glued in place.
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Albatros C.III C.1402/16 in 1916.
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Альбатрос C.III
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Albatros C.III with markings "J" and "7" of an unknown unit.
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Albatros C.III with extra cross insignias added circa 1916 on the Eastern Front.
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Albatros C.III of Kagohl II, Eastern Front circa 1916.
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Albatros C.III tactical number '2' of Kasta 19, KG IV in 1916.
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Albatros C.III of Kasta 21,Kagohl IV, circa 1916.
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Albatros C.III tactical number '6' of Kasta 22.
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Albatros C.III(OAW) tactical number '3', 1916.
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Albatros C.III of Kagohl II circa 1916. Color shown here as feldgrau but not confirmed. Crosses had their fields over-painted leaving outlined crosses.
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Albatros C.III circa 1917.
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Unidentified Albatros C.III with chevron markings.
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Albatros C.III trainer 1918
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Albatros C.III of the observers school, 1918. The observer's badge was the fuselage marking.
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Albatros C.III of the Latvian Air Service postwar.
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Albatros C.III of the Turkish Air Service.
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Albatros C.III of the Polish Air Service 1919.
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Albatros C.III captured and flown by the IRAS. Fin and wheel cover colors are conjectural.
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Albatros C.III powered by a 160 hp Mercedes D.III engine ready to leave the Albatros Werke factory at Johannisthal for flight acceptance.
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Albatros C.III with Benz engine photographed with a measurement stick for scale. This early-production aircraft has no fixed gun for the pilot.
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Albatros C.III C.2072/15 was from the first production batch and has no fixed gun for the pilot. This Benz-powered aircraft wears a light overall finish that enables the national insignia to be applied directly without a white background.
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Albatros C.III 4003/15 with its flight crew and ground personnel.
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Albatros C.III C4047/15 in natural wood finish was an early-production aircraft powered by a 150 hp Benz Bz.III. The serial number is located on the fin and aligned with the straight, slanting leading edge, an unusual presentation seen on many C.IIIs.
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Benz-powered Albatros C.III 4054/15.
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OAW-built Albatros C.III 4057/15 with ground crew at FliegerAbteilung 14 at the front. The serial number is boldly presented on the fuselage of this Benz-powered aircraft.
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Albatros C.III 4057/15 enjoying a festive occasion. The contact phone number "A 8880" is painted on the fuselage side, indicating it is now a trainer. The serial number has been painted as 4057/16 in error, possibly after the aircraft was recovered.
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Another photograph taken on 17 June 1917, when von Richthofen was transported from Cologne to Courtrai (Kortrijk) by Lt. Guido Scheffer in Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III 4057/16.
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On 17 June 1917, Manfred von Richthofen was transported from Cologne to Courtrai (Kortrijk) by Lt. Guido Scheffer in Albatros C.III 4057/16.
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On 17 June 1917, von Richthofen was transported from Cologne to Courtrai (Kortrijk) by Lt. Guido Scheffer in Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III 4057/16. This is one of several photos taken on that occasion. Scheffer is at far left, next to von Richthofen. Scheffer was subsequently asked to join Jasta 11, which he did on 12 July 1917.
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Albatros C.III draws a crowd. The presence of so many civilians and the presentation of the first part of the serial number indicate a trainer. The full serial is either 4060/15 or 4060/17.
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Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III 4187/15 has its fuselage in natural finish with the national insignia requiring a white background. Uffz. August Fritz Lammie is the pilot and Lt. Fritz Leitzow is the observer. This crew and aircraft flew many missions with Flieger-Abteilung (A) 218 on the Eastern Front from 9 December 1916. On 30 May 1917 they suffered a bad crash in this aircraft; Lammie died the following day and Lietzow was injured and could not fly for two months.
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Albatros C.III 4189/15 is unusual in that it is fitted with side radiators
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Albatros C.III C.106/16 serving near Verdun in 1916. A white triangle marking is aft of the national insignia on the fuselage and another triangle is on the horizontal stabilizer. The serial is in the typical C.III position on the fin adjacent to the Albatros logo.
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Albatros C.III C.112/16, probably Kampfgeschwader 2, with a large white background for its national insignia and a dark-bordered white triangle marking on its fuselage. A carbine is carried on the side of the fuselage.
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Albatros C.155/16 with 160 hp Mercedes D.III engine combined features from the successful C.I and B.III. This early aircraft has no fixed gun for the pilot. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
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Albatros C.III 155/16 being readied for flight
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Albatros C.III C.169/16 was an early production aircraft. The serial was painted on the fin parallel to the fin's leading edge, and the wings and tail surfaces were in clear-doped linen. The fuselage was varnished plywood with the national insignia painted over a white background.
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Albatros C.III C.173/16 with Mercedes engine at FliegerAbteilung 2.
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Albatros C.III 722/16 of Kampfgeschwader IV, Staffel 20
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Albatros C.III 722/16 of Kampfgeschwader IV, Staffel 20
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Albatros C.III 736/16 with unit markings.
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Albatros C.III 753/16 with observer Lt. Liebig and pilot Wittenstatter. The engine is a Mercedes, and the wood grain of the fuselage is clearly visible.
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Albatros C.III C.761/16 was powered by a 160 hp Mercedes D.III and assigned to Kasta 39.The markings "39 III" on the rear fuselage indicating its unit and tactical number are partly obscured by the men in the foreground.
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Colorful Albatros C.III aircraft are rare; 766/16 flown by Lt. Erwin Bohme with Kasta 10 on the Russian Front is an exception. The dragon or crocodile markings on either side are different, although both are chasing a small Russian aircraft painted on the nose. On the left side the aircraft is near the beast's nose, while on the right side the aircraft is near the nose of the aircraft. An aggressive pilot who claimed three victories in the C.III, one of which was confirmed, Bohme was selected by Oswald Boelcke to join Jasta 2 and was the pilot who unfortunately collided with Boelcke during combat, resulting in Boelcke's death. Bohme went on to score 24 victories and earn the Pour le Merite before his death in action on 29 November 1917. During his career as a fighter pilot he commanded Jasta 29 then Jasta 2.
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III C.X18/16 and ground crew.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Flak damage to Albatros C.III 800/16 of Flieger-Abteilung(A) 230.There is also a bullet hole patch on the rudder just above the national insignia.
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Albatros C.III 1376/16
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Scenes from the French capture of Albatros C.III(OAW) 1388/16, a Mercedes-powered aircraft.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Generals Joffre and Nivelle congratulate the three victors over Albatros C.III(OAW) 1388/16 at Escadrille C.105. C.III(OAW) 1388/16 was brought down on 28 July 1916. The presence of these two famous, high-ranking generals highlights the intelligence value of having an intact, flyable example of one of the enemy's latest aircraft.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(OAW) 1388/16 of Kampfstaffel 34b, KG 6b, in its original markings on the airfield of Escadrille C.105. The crew may have been Lt. Hermann von Raumer (pilot) and Oblt. Adam Brey (observer), both POW, but there is an ambiguity in the date. The victors over this C.III were two fighter pilots of Escadrille N57 - Lt. Matton and Lt. Lachmann - together with one fighter pilot of N67, MdL. Flachaire; all three were aces.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III 1388/16. Captured at Verdun on 6 August 1916.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
Side view of the C.III type, "General Purpose" Albatros biplane, 1916-1917.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes D.III-powered Albatros C.III(OAW) 1388/16 at in French markings at Villacoublay, where it was evaluated at length. The Albatros C.III was faster, more maneuverable, and much better armed than the British BE.2 and French Farman pushers being used for reconnaissance at that time. The synchronizing system is either the Fokker Gestangesteuerung or Albatros Hetzke system derived from the original Fokker system.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(OAW) 1388/16 (work number 2717) at in French markings at Villacoublay, where it was evaluated.The Albatros C.III was a much tougher opponent for fighters than the Allied reconnaissance planes of its time.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The 160 hp Mercedes D.III engine of Albatros C.III(OAW) 1388/16 with the starboard cowling panel removed to show details of the machine gun mounting. The trigger connecting rod to the cam behind the propeller is shown.
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C.III 1388/16
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
The exhaust pipes, with machine gun below, and engine cowl of the C III type Albatros
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Closeup of an Albatros C.III with Mercedes D.III engine and Fokker or Albatros interrupter system.
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The synchronization mechanism has been temporarily removed on the Albatros C.III.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Closeup of a Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III with typical fixed machine gun installation. The smaller diameter barrel of the gun indicates a Parabellum instead of the usual LMG 08.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III(OAW) 2317/16 (as painted on the propeller), W.Nr.631, demonstrates what can happen when the synchronization system fails. It was attached to Flieger-Abteilung 30 in Macedonia; Hptm. Georg Heydemarck was the observer and Offz.Stv. Ludwig Roth was the pilot.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(Hansa) 4003/17 during its type testing in October 1917 at Adlershof.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(Hansa) 4003/17 during its type testing in October 1917 at Adlershof. The vane attached to the gun ring provided an aerodynamic balance for the gun, making it easier for the gunner to traverse the gun in the slipstream.
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Albatros C.III(Hansa) 4003/17 showing cowling details.
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Albatros C.III(Hansa) 4090/17
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(Li) 5403/17 at Adlershof for type testing. These aircraft were intended as trainers. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
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Albatros C.III(Li) 5403/17 fitted with an experimental radiator for the Mercedes D.III engine.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Late Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
At Flieger Ersatz Abteilung 7 at Koln Albatros C.XII 1124/17 is in the middle of the lineup with Albatros C.III(Bay) 6296/17 at left.
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Beautifully-finished Albatros C.III(Bay) 7225/17 in training service in 1918.
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Albatros C.III(Bay) or later (BFW) 7387/17
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(Hann) 1150/18 trainer at Schwerin in August 1918.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Prinz Leopold of Bavaria visits Kagohl 2 on the Russian Front and inspects an Albatros C.III.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Benz-powered Albatros C.III L.F.233 in naval service.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Naval Albatros C.III with unknown L.F. number.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
A Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III forms a suitable background for this photo of men of Flieger-Abteilung 63. This early-production aircraft has no fixed gun for the pilot.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
An Albatros C.III on the Serbian Front.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
An Albatros C.III of Kampfgeschwader 2 displays various camouflage and markings schemes within one unit. At least the first two aircraft in line have dark lines painted on their wheel covers, perhaps a unit marking.
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H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/
Albatros C III has clearly landed on the wrong side of the lines and provides the focus of interest for a number of French civilians, while the soldier in the foreground and close to the photographer appears more concerned with grooming his moustache.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III on the Serbian Front.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III with Mercedes D.III engine and no fixed gun; C.III aircraft with Benz engines are in the background.
Deployed operationally for the first time towards the end of 1916, the Albatros C III was built in larger quantities than any other of the firm's C types. The C III, with its 160hp Mercedes D III had an undistinguished top level speed of 82mph at sea level. The initial single, flexibly-mounted 7.92mm gun was later supplemented by another, fixed forward-firing weapon for the pilot. In spite of its robust construction that allowed it to withstand considerable combat damage, the C III compared poorly in terms of performance with the DFW CV that was to become the main workhorse of the two seater units from late 1917 until the end of the war.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III serving with Flieger-Abteilung (A) 220 on the Eastern Front.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III of Kampfstaffel 39, KG 7, pilot Lt. Gerhard Bassenge, gunner Vzfw. Ernst Fidel. Racks for light bombs are underneath the fuselage just aft of the rear undercarriage struts.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Unidentified Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III aircraft at the front.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The late-style national insignia on this Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III indicate it was in training service late in the war. The presence of civilians in the background is consistent with training use. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III flown by Neisen carries a propeller-driven generator on the forward, starboard landing gear strut to power a wireless set for artillery spotting. Unusually, no fixed gun was installed for the pilot.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III of Kampfstaffel 39 flown by Vzfw. Ernst Fidel and Lt. Gerhard Bassenge, who later transferred to fighters and became an ace with Jasta Boelcke.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 224 at Novogradek on the Eastern Front. Hptm. Cless, commanding officer of FA(A) 224, and his observer, Lt. Otto, are in front of the aircraft. This early-production aircraft has no fixed gun for the pilot.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The Albatros C.III was a sturdy workhorse that served in the reconnaissance, light bombing and even ground attack roles on every front during the conflict. It was also a popular and dependable aircraft in the flight, observation, and bomber training schools.
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The crew of this Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III celebrates successful completion of 200 combat sorties.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Benz-powered Albatros C.III on the Bulgarian Front.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III of Kagohl 2 in dark camouflage; the barograph is mislabeled Bomben.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III with men and female visitors, possibly at Flieger-Abteilung (A) 8. The rudder and fin are camouflaged in darker colors.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Unidentified Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III readies for take off.
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Albatros C.III '6' of Kasta 22 in dark camouflage.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
This Albatros C.III(OAW) with three-color camouflage was captured by Italian artillerymen. Stenciling on the lower trailing edge of the fin reads "O.A.W. C.3". An RAF report on a very similar C.III(OAW) C.2363/16, taken over in Bulgaria at the end of the war, described it: "The machine is camouflaged in large patches of burnt sienna and light and dark green, blending into one another. Undersurfaces vary pale blue..."
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
A camouflaged Albatros C.III used as a mail plane.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III wearing chevrons (black and white?) in flight attitude for testing, but where is the crew? The tail must be resting on something, although the supports were often retouched out.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Pleasing photograph of a Benz-powered Albatros C.III and its stalwart crew.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
This Albatros C.III was photographed with all fabric surfaces wearing printed camouflage fabric with a strip missing from the lower port wing. The printed fabric indicates a late production aircraft intended as a trainer, although trainers typically were covered with regular fabric.
J.Herris - German Aircraft of Minor Manufacturers in WW1. Volume II /Centennial Perspective/
The modest Markische company facilities. Halberstadt fighters are at left and an Albatros C.III is at right. (Peter M. Grosz collection, STDB)
J.Herris - Roland Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
This Roland D.II(Pfal) has had some of its cowling panels removed for engine maintenance. An Albatros C.III is in the background.
J.Herris - Pfalz Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Typical Eastern Front mixed unit with Roland D.IIs and an Albatros C.III.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: Late Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (2)
C.XII(Bay) 1925/17 readies for takeoff with two Albatros C.IIIs behind it. This is a training unit whose name is painted on the fuselage behind the cross on the fuselage, but is not quite legible.
J.Herris - Aviatik Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
An Aviatik C.II in the center background in a hangar at Brest-Litovsk on the Eastern Front.
J.Herris - Roland Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Scenes of Roland D.II fighters at Brest-Litovsk on the Eastern Front. The German Army captured the city in 1915 and at the time of these photos it was a center for aircraft distribution and aviation training behind the front. At right is a hangar with Roland D.II / D.IIa fighters and Albatros C.III reconnaissance aircraft. Inset clearly shows "W" in two colors on a D.IIa.The air combat environment in the east was much more permissive than the Western Front, which had a much higher density of first-rate combat aircraft. This enabled the Germans to find useful service for mediocre aircraft like the Roland D.II and D.IIa.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
FliegerAbteilung (A) 230 arrives on the cold, snowy Eastern Front by train, the most reliable way to deliver these early aircraft. An Albatros C.III is visible at right and an LVG C.II is in the middle.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
A dismantled Albatros C.III of Flieger Abteilung (A) 230 is towed to the snow-covered aerodrome on the Eastern Front for assembly and use. Uffz. (later Lt.) Carl Bucker has his foot on the running board. Bucker later transferred to fighters and scored three victories, one over a balloon.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Albatros C III 15270/ 17 (licence-built by L.V.G.,with further modified fin and rudder) tested at Adlershof.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
This OAW-built Albatros C.III was captured by the Italians in 1917. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III with '3' on fin; the octagonal white background for the rudder cross as typical of OAW aircaft.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III with the number '1805' on the wheel. However, this number does not correspond to any known C.III serial number. The octagonal white field for the rudder cross is typical for OAW-built C.IIIs.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
OAW-built Albatros C.III with the characteristic single louvre on the engine cowling for these aircraft. The plate on the right front landing gear strut is to attach a propeller-driven generator to power a wireless.
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Albatros C.III(SSW) at Adlershof during type testing in late 1917.
J.Herris - Siemens-Schuckert Aircraft of World War I /Centennial Perspective/
An Albatros C.IIIc(SSW) in front of the SSW factory (logo near peak of roof) at Nurnberg in 1917. When production of the SSW D.I was cancelled, SSW was left with unused production capacity and in late 1917 was assigned to produce the Albatros C.IIIc under license as the Albatros C.IIIc(SSW). One hundred aircaft, 14000-14099/17 were ordered and 93 had been delivered by December 1918 when production stopped. Similarly, a contract for 100 LVG B.III (SSW) trainers, 2300-2399/18, was awarded to SSW in August 1918, and two were under construction at the Armistice.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
An Albatros C.III takes off from a snowy airfield on another mission.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III in flight carries a white stripe aft of the fuselage insignia.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The refined Albatros C.III was intended as an improved C.I and used the same 150 hp Benz Bz.III or 160 hp Mercedes D.III engines.The C.III was more streamlined and had better performance coupled with the addition of a fixed pilot's gun (except for early production aircraft), all of which made it a more effective combat aircraft than the C.I.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
An iconic sight, an Albatros C.III reconnaissance aircraft departing on another mission, was captured by the photographer and used to create this Sanke card.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III #2 of Kasta 19 with a black and white band around the fuselage.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(Bay) 6298/17 trainer in flight.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III in flight; the natural fabric covered flying surfaces allow the sun to shine through and reveal the structure.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III at the advanced observers' school; the German observer's badge is painted on the side of the fuselage.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III in flight; the serial number is almost legible.
K.Delve - World War One in the Air /Crowood/
Alhatros CIIIs entered service on the Western Front in the winter of 1916; the type was built in large numbers by a variety of manufacturers. Powered by either a 150hp Benz Bzlll or 160hp Mercedes DIII it had a top speed of 87.5mph (141kph).
Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
A German aeroplane flying over Volhynia.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
This photograph of an Albatros C.III in flight is from an album from training unit Flieger-Ersatz-Abteilung 3.
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View from above of a C III type Albatros biplane
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III of Fl.Abt. (A) 230 on the Eastern Front photographed on 7 March 1917. By this time the C.III was obsolescent on the Western Front. The insignia styles differ, indicating one wing panel has been replaced.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III(DFW) at Adlershof for testing a redesigned fin and rudder, apparently from a DFW B.II or C.II. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
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Albatros C.III aircraft in service with a Bulgarian unit.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III aircraft in service with a Bulgarian unit. The photos show a unit inspection.
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Apparently the same Bulgarian unit undergoing inspection. Three Albatros C.III aircraft are at left; the two aircraft at the far right are DFW C.Vs.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III in Turkish markings. C.IIIs in Turkish service had numbers AK8 to AK41 for 33 aircraft, although photographs show additional serials. Some were purchased new and others were transferred from the German army.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III in Turkish markings.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III AK60 in Turkish markings with German pilot Emil Meinecke and Observer Oberleutnant Ott of the Ottoman (Turkish) Fliegerabteilung 6. The number AK60 is seen on the top of the white border of the fuselage square. Available Turkish records say that the Turkish Albatros C.III aircraft were all numbered AK8 to AK41, but from photographs it is apparent that Turkey got more Albatros C.III aircraft than documented.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III AK62 in Turkish markings furnished with an oriental rug.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III in Turkish markings awaits some control system maintenance before its next mission. The building is the headquarters for the Mosul Flugpark.
J.Herris - AEG Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
AEG C.IV in Turkish markings at right and an Albatros C.III in Turkish markings at left.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III in Belgian hands post-war.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Adventures of Albatros C.III aircraft in post-war Latvian service; the swastika is red on white.
В.Обухович, А.Никифоров - Самолеты Первой Мировой войны
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 48)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 49)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 50а)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 50б)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 50в)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 51а)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 51б)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 52)
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A C.III captured by the Russians and serving in the IRAS, who fitted a machine gun above the wing.
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The control wheel and instrument board of a C III type Albatros, showing radiator in upper plane and compass upside down just below it.
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Cockpit of Albatros C.III 1388/16 reveals its overall simplicity.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Closeup of the observer's 'office' in an Albatros C.III showing the flexible gun mount and rack for signal flares installed alongside the turret.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros C.III 402X/15 on its nose on a snowy airfield is painted in darker colors. The celebratory photograph indicates little damage was done, perhaps with the exception of the pilot's pride.
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Albatros C.III C.4103/15 on its nose.
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Albatros C.III 109/16 looked pristine in its factory finish until this accident.
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Albatros C.III 115/16 on its nose on a snowy airfield is painted in light colors that blend well with the snow.
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Albatros C.III C.147/16 of Bavarian Flieger-Abteilung 46 after a bad landing displays underside details not normally photographed such as the four bomb tubes; a total of 50 kg of bombs could be carried.
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Albatros C.III C.1402/16 carried its serial on the fin and had an additional national insignia on top of the rear fuselage over a white band around the fuselage.
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Albatros C.III C.4070/16, aircraft '2' of Kampfstaffel 19, on its nose after a landing incident.
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Mercedes-powered Albatros C.III C.4070/16, aircraft '6' of Kampfstaffel 22, on its nose after a landing incident.
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Albatros C.III(LVG) 5023/17
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One wonders how the pilot of this Albatros C.III managed to miss an entire airfield and land on this roof. The pilot's explanation must have been creative.
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Albatros C.III aircraft performing a nose stand; these were so common one almost wonders if this was a required maneuver.
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Albatros C.III headstand on the Western Front.
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Albatros C.III on its nose draws a crowd that appears to be distracted by aerial activity to the left of the photo. The octagonal white field for the rudder cross is typical for OAW-built C.IIIs and bomb doors are visible underneath the fuselage. The distinctive insignia may be that of Flieger-Abteilung (A) 209.
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Albatros C.III of Flieger Abteilung (A)224
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Crashed Albatros C.III "21 III"; the '21' means Kampfstaffel 21 and the 'III' means aircraft #3 of that unit.
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Crashed Albatros C.III "21 IV"; the '21' means Kampfstaffel 21 and the 'IV' means aircraft #4 of that unit.
В.Обухович, А.Никифоров - Самолеты Первой Мировой войны
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Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
Журнал - Flight за 1917 г.
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Factory drawing of the Albatros C.III built under license by Linke-Hoffman.
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The Albatros biplane, C III type, of 1916-17.
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Wing curves of the Albatros biplane, C III type, 1916-17.
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Method of attchaing interplane struts and bracing cables to main spars on the C III type Albatros.
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