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Albatros G.II/G.III

Страна: Германия

Год: 1916

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

Albatros G II
  Designed as a medium bomber, the G II featured a thick high-lift wing section. The bracing was reduced to a single-bay format and the rigid "X" members of the interplane struts eliminated the need for incidence wires. Only a single prototype was built, in 1916, before an improved model, the G III, was introduced. Apart from the nose wheels, the G II presented a neat appearance for a twin of 1916. It was powered with twin 150 h.p. Benz III engines, which were neatly installed and fitted with spinnered pusher airscrews.

Albatros G III
  The G III appeared at the end of 1916, and was built in small numbers. It has not been established that it was flown on the Western Front, but some entered service in Macedonia. With its ply-skinned fuselage and fabric-covered wings, the aircraft followed established Albatros constructional practice. Engines, two 220 h.p. Benz IVa. Span, 18.0 m. (59 ft. 0 3/4 in.). Length, 11.895 m. (39 ft. 0 3/8 in.). Area, 79 sq.m. (853.2 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 2,064 kg. (4,541 lb.). Loaded, 3,150 kg. (6,930 lb.). Speed, 150 km.hr. (93.75 m.p.h.). Climb, 1,000 m. (3,280 ft.) in 9 min., 2,000 m. (6,560 ft.) in 25 min. Duration, 4 hr.

O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Albatros G II
Журнал - Flight за 1918 г.
AN INTERESTING ENEMY BOMBER. - The Albatros type G. biplane. This machine, it will be noticed, has only one pair of inter-plane struts outside the engine on each side. The formation of these struts is unusual, diagonal struts having, apparently, taken the place of incidence wires. The upper plane appears to be of a very deep section, as in the latest Fokker machines, and it would seem probable that this feature accounts for the small number of inter-plane struts.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
The Albatros G.III "Grossflugzeug" medium bomber, a twin-engined type which has not become familiar on active service.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Albatros G III
H.Cowin - Aviation Pioneers /Osprey/
Better known for their single engined reconnaissance and fighter types, the Albatros concern did venture into bomber design, but not with the success associated with their lighter machines. The close-up image shows the sole Albatros G II 3-man machine of 1916. This twin 150hp Benz Bz III powered machine led to the generally cleaner and more powerful Albatfos G III that used two 220hp Benz Bz IVa engines. Capable of carrying up to 660lb of bombs, the G III had a top level speed of 93.8mph. With the prototype of the G III completed at the end of 1916, only a small number of G IIIs were built and delivered to a section of KG 6 in 1917, the wing, at that time, operating in Macedonia.
A.Imrie - German Bombers /Arms & Armour/
Albatros G II of Kasta 7, Kagohl II, flown by Leutnant Graf von Guerard with Leutnant Meye as observer, crashed on Neuflize aerodrome near Le Chatelet in April 1917 on return from an operational flight. This aircraft type was produced only in small numbers and from the maximum of nine at the Front, achieved at the end of April, some were also used by Kagohl IV. The magazine rack for the horizontal stowage of six P.u.W. 12.5kg bombs can be seen attached to the fuselage in front of the port bottom wing root. Magazines of this type were also installed internally. Bombs could be dropped individually, six movements of the bomb release being required to empty the rack; each selection released the lowermost bomb, but a salvo selection was also possible so that all the bombs could be released at the same time.