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Albatros DE / WDE / Militar-Doppeldecker

Страна: Германия

Год: 1913

Albatros - B.I - 1913 - Германия<– –>Albatros - EE / HE / FT Taube - 1913 - Германия


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Albatros Pre-War Aircraft

  1913 was a big year for Albatros, which introduced a number of new designs. Albatros started 1913 with the Argus-powered DE followed by a series of Taube monoplane designs.
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  Perhaps the most significant 1913 Albatros design was the WDD (Wasser Doppeldecker Doppelsitzer - water biplane two-seater) that was produced in small quantities for the Navy and was retroactively designated the Albatros W.1.
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Журнал Flight


Flight, September 25, 1914.

AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.

4. The Albatros Seaplane
  is similar to an earlier type of this firm's land machines. The body, which is of rectangular section, is very deep and narrow, and is placed a short distance above the lower main plane. The engine - a 100 h.p. Argus or a Mercedes of the same power - is placed in the nose of the body, and is entirely covered in. The radiator forms the extreme nose of the body, and the air passing through the radiator is allowed to escape through louvers in the side of the body. Behind the engine is the passenger's cockpit, whilst still further back, and some distance behind the trailing edge of the planes, is the pilot's seat. The two main floats, which are of the plain non-stepped type, are supported on very stout streamlined steel tubes. This machine is of the amphibious type, since it is fitted, in addition to the floats, with two wheels which may be raised clear of the water. A small tail float protects the tail planes against contact with the water. The main planes are set at a dihedral angle in addition to their backward slope, and ailerons are hinged to the outer ends of the upper plane.

J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Albatros Militar Doppeldecker, 1913.
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Lineup of pre-war Albatros-built aircraft. Two early DE biplanes are in front. The third aircraft in line isa license-built Breguet; an F2 based on the Farman is at the far right. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
Jane's All The World Aircraft 1919 /Jane's/
Earlier type of Albatros biplane
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Albatros continued to develop biplanes beyond their biplane Taube designs with the result shown here, the DE, a design that previews later Albatros B-types. The wings have lost most of the Taube planform and the interplane strut design is simplified. These DEs mounted the lower wing below the fuselage; others had the lower wing attached to the fuselage. Pilot and observer have some distance between their cockpits, which impeded in-flight communication. The nose radiator and wood fuselage construction are notable. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
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The Albatros DE displaying its wood veneer fuselage and nose radiator. The lower wings are below the fuselage.
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
A straight-forward floatplane development of the new Albatros DE biplane resulted in the Wasser-Doppeldecker Bodensee for pre-war contests. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
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Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
4. The Albatros Tractor seaplane.
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J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The 1913 Albatros Militar-Doppeldecker (Military Biplane) used a 'brow' radiator and the wings were attached to the lower fuselage longerons.
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The next step in development of the new Albatros biplane was the 1913 Albatros Militar-Doppeldecker (Military Biplane). The nose radiator has been replaced by a radiator over the engine and the vertical tail has been redesigned and looks more robust. The cabane struts have been simplified and the lower wings now attach directly to the fuselage, eliminating a number of drag-producing struts. The wood veneer fuselage has been retained. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
4. The Atbatros Tractor seaplane.
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Albatros DD