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Albatros HE Amphibian Taube floatplane

Страна: Германия

Год: 1913

Albatros - EE / HE / FT Taube - 1913 - Германия<– –>Albatros - racing biplane - 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

  1913 was a big year for Albatros, which introduced a number of new designs. These included the HE Amphibian floatplane development of the HE, a Version of which was flown by Hirth to victory in the 1913 Bodensee marine aircraft contest.


Журнал Flight


Flight, October 9, 1914.

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

6. The Albatros Taube
  Is of the type used in the Lake Constance Race in 1913. Its main planes are of the usual Taube type, being of Zanonia form. The body is of particularly good stream line form, having no sharp angles in its outline. Pilot's and passenger's seats are arranged in tandem as in the land machines, and just in front of the passenger is mounted a 100 h.p. Mercedes engine. The tail planes are similar to those fitted on the Albatros biplanes, and consist of a horizontal stabilising plane, to which is hinged the divided elevator, and of vertical fins above and below the body, to which is hinged the rudder. As is the case with the majority of German seaplanes, this machine is amphibious, being fitted with a combined land and water chassis. The two wheels, which are placed between the floats, can be raised clear of the water and lowered again at will by means of a lever in the passenger's cockpit. The two floats, which are of the single stepped type, are built up of two skins of mahogany over an ash framework and are carried on a structure of streamlined steel tubes.

J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Like most German pre-war manufacturers, Albatros experimented with the monoplane Taube configuration. These photos show the HE Amphibian - Bodensee, the Albatros Taube floatplane designed for the Bodensee competition that was won by Hirth in this aircraft. While the Taube configuration had no future, the fuselage structure Albatros developed for this aircraft strongly influenced the early Albatros fighters and was a key to their success. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
The wrapped wood veneer fuselage construction of the Albatros Bodensee Taube floatplane strongly influenced future Albatros warplane design and was seen again in 1916 fighter and two-seater designs that were widely produced. (Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
6. The Albatros Taube.
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Putzig, near Danzig, was selected as the site for the German naval Flugversuchstation (Flight Experimental Station) since it possessed a wide flat area of grassland, providing a natural land aerodrome, and a coastal area protected from rough wave conditions by the Hela peninsula, giving an excellent seaplane harbour - thus meeting both of the requirements for the operation of amphibious aircraft. The machines seen here in 1913 are the Albatros monoplane, designed by Ernst Heinkel and flown with success by Helmuth Hirth in the Bodensee Competition, and the Avro (D12) bought from Britain.
J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 1: Early Two-Seaters /Centennial Perspective/ (1)
Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
6. The Albatros Taube.