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Albatros Pfeil-Doppeldecker

Страна: Германия

Год: 1912

Albatros - MZ1 / MZ2 Doppeltaube - 1912 - Германия<– –>Albatros - B.I - 1913 - Германия


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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  Other 1912 designs included the Fledermaus (Bat) sport biplane based on the MZ1 and powered by a 100 hp Argus and the Pfeil-Doppeldecker, or Arrow Biplane, also powered by a 100 hp Argus.


Журнал Flight


Flight, December 28, 1912.

SOME GERMAN MACHINES.
By G. B.

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  In the review of the 1911 Paris Salon reference was made to the splendid workmanship of the Albatross biplane, which was also distinguished by the use of diagonal compression struts, thus obviating the use of wire bracing. This system is continued in the latest machine, and is well illustrated in the three sketches herewith, which also show the strong landing chassis employed. Another characteristic feature is pronounced dihedral angle of the lower planes. In last year machines a flexing tail was employed, but this has now been replaced by an elevator. In the Mars biplane ailerons are only fitted to the upper planes. The fuselage and landing chassis of this machine is exactly the same as on the monoplane turned out by the same manufacturers, and, except for the wings of course, the various parts of the machines are interchangeable.
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Still another Variation on the Albatros MZ biplane Taube configuration was the 'arrow' wing planform, characterized by sweptback wings with Straight leading edges. All wings now have ailerons 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)
The Albatros Pfeil-Doppeldecker (Arrow Biplane) with 100 hp Argus. This configuration was developed from the Taube biplane. The inherent stability of the Taube configuration came at the expense of constrained maneuverability and high drag, which limited speed, range, ceiling, and climb rate. The arrow wing planform with ailerons on all wings was an attempt to improve performance and maneuverability. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Many early Allied designs featured rotary engines, but Germany strongly preferred the reliability and better fuel and oil consumption of water-cooled six-cylinder engines despite their weight penalty. This Albatros Pfeil-Doppeldecker appears to use an Argus engine, although of different type than the aircraft at the previous photo. Large side radiators are fitted, creating drag and indicating the relative lack of efficiency compared to later radiators. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
This view gives a better perspective of the early arrow-wing aircraft. The horizontal tail planform was clearly derived from the earlier Taube configuration but uses elevators for pitch control instead of warping the tail. The wing bracing seems more than sufficient at the expense of greater drag. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
Журнал - Flight за 1912 г.
Three sketches showing the latest developments of the Albatross "Arrowplane," one of the foremost German biplanes. The chassis and triangular system of struts remains the same as on the machine exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1911, but the planes now have a flattened V form, with ailerons, instead of being of the Etrich type.