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Albatros Dr.I

Страна: Германия

Год: 1917


Albatros - D.VII - 1917 - Германия<– –>Albatros - J.I - 1917 - Германия

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

Albatros Dr I
  This machine, built in 1917, was virtually a D V fitted with three sets of wings to assess the triplane layout. All wings were of parallel chord with ailerons, connected by link struts, at all tips. It would seem no advantage was gained with this layout, and the type was not proceeded with. Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III. Span, 8.7 m. (28 ft. 6 5/8 in.). Length, 7.3 m. (23 ft. 11 1/2 in.). Height, 2.42 m. (7 ft 11 1/4 in.). Armament, twin Spandau machine-guns.

W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters


  The Dr I was essentially a D V fuselage, tail surfaces and undercarriage married to three pairs of wings, and flown in the summer of 1917 for comparison trials with the standard biplane. Powered by a Daimler D IIIa engine, the Dr I proved to offer no advantage over the D V, and progressed no further than prototype evaluation. Armament consisted of the usual pair of 7,92-mm machine guns.

Span, 28 ft 6 1/2 in (8,70m).
Length, 24 ft 0 5/8 in (7,33 m).

R.Kosin - The German Fighter since 1915 /Putnam/
No less than eleven manufacturers produced triplane, single seat fighters in the summer of 1917, including Albatros, whose Dr I simply married a new triplane wing to an otherwise standard DV airframe.
When triplanes seemed to hold the most promise as fighters a number of designs were put forward. This Albalros DrI was built in 1917 - and as can be clearly seen it was essentially an Albatros DV with an extra wing added.
J.Herris - Development of German Warplanes in WWI /Centennial Perspective/
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Albatros Dr I