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Albatros MZ1 / MZ2 Doppeltaube

Страна: Германия

Год: 1912

Albatros - WMZ - 1911 - Германия<– –>Albatros - Pfeil-Doppeldecker - 1912 - Германия


Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913


ALBATROS. Albatroswerke G.m.b. H. Flugzeugfabr. u. Fliegerschule, Johannisthal bei Berlin. Established 1910. One of the largest constructors in Germany. Capacity: 150 machines a year.

   1911-12. 1912. 1912-13. Hydro. Mono.
   2-seat Military Military
   tractor tractor tractor.
   biplane. biplane.

Length....feet(m.) 13? (10.70) 43?-1/2 (10.5) 42? (12.8) ... ...
Spa.......feet(m.) 43-2/3(13.30) 52? (16) 65? (20) ... ...
Are...sq. feet(m?) 430 (40) 576 (54) 624 (58.5) ... ...
Weight, total...
   ......lbs.(kgs.) 1058 (480) 1543 (700) 1874 (850) ... ...
Weight,useful...
   .... .lbs.(kgs.) 661 (300) ... ... ... ...
Motor.........h.p. 100 Argus 90 Mercedes 120 N.A.G. or ... ...
   or 100 Argus Aust. Daimler
Speed,
   max...m.p.h.(km) 56 (90) 59 (95) 46 (75) ... ...
   min...m.p.h.(km) ... ... ... ... ...
Endurance.....hrs. 6 6 7-5 ... ...
Number built
   during 1912 about 40 70 30 4 2

Remarks.--In all the upper plane is slightly staggered. In all the control is duplicated.


J.Herris Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Vol 1: Early Two-Seaters (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 24)


Albatros Pre-War Aircraft

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  These were followed by an original design, the MZ1 (Militar-Zweidecker Nr.1, or Military Biplane Nr.1) that was a two-seat biplane with Taube-type wings and 100 hp Argus engine. The MZ2 was similar to the MZ1 and was powered by a 100 hp Mercedes; it was delivered to the Fliegertruppe in 1912.
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Журнал Flight


Flight, January 6, 1912.

PARIS AERO SHOW.

Albatross.

  THIS interesting biplane is of the engine-in-front type, and altogether one of the finest examples of workmanship in the Salon. Its fuselage is covered throughout the whole of its length with a thin veneer of wood, the radiator being disposed under the front, below the engine, where it does not interfere with the graceful outline of the machine, and where it is in a position to receive the maximum amount of cooling draught from the propeller. Its main planes are trussed by a system of wooden-compression struts, no wire bracing being employed. The top main-plane is slightly longer in span than the lower one, and its extremities are turned back and given a negative angle of incidence, much after the same manner as that employed by the Etrich machines. Its landing gear is easily the soundest and strongest of all those present at the Salon. In its main outline it has much in common with the ordinary Farman chassis, but possesses the extra advantage that the struts supporting the fuselage are not directly attached to the skids, but applied flexibly thereto by the interposition of laminated steel springs. The horizontal stabilizing surface is triangular in plan form, and extends backwards from a point level with the rear of the pilot's seat. This surface continues behind the end of the fuselage, and is flexed for the purpose of giving the machine an upward or downward direction.

Principal dimensions, &c.:-
Length 34 ft.
Span 44 ,,
Area 440 sq. ft.
Weight 925 lbs.
Speed 55 m.p.h.
Motor 100-h.p. Argus
Price L1,200.

Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913 /Jane's/
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Another development of the Albatros MZ biplane Taube configuration was the MZ2 Doppeltaube. It retains the basic Taube planform on its upper wing with wing warping for roll control. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
During the pre-war period the Taube (Dove) wing planform was prized in Austria and Germany for its inherent stability, and attribute considered important to flight safety. Albatros was one of the few Companies to apply the Taube wing to biplanes, creating the MZ1 and MZ2 in 1911. This aircraft appears to be powered by an Argus engine, making it an MZ1 Doppeltaube. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The Albatros MZ1 was a biplane with Taube configuration; most Taubes were monoplanes. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
One of the two German aeroplanes at the Salon - the Albatros biplane.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
During its experimentation with the basic MZ configuration Albatros developed the tail planform; notice the horizontal tail shape. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Front view of an early Albatros biplane shows its marked dihedral on the lower wing for improved stability and its complex array of interplane struts.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
As Albatros continued to explore the biplane Taube configuration this version was built. It features conventional horizontal tail surfaces and longer-span, three-bay wings. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
Журнал - Flight за 1911 г.
Six types of landing gear at the Paris Aero Salon.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
The Albatross engine-in-front type biplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
Sketch showing flexible attachment of skids by means of laminated steel springs, and landing-brake on the Albatross biplane.
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1913 /Jane's/
Albatros.