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Albatros D.VI

Страна: Германия

Год: 1918

Fighter

Albatros - D.IX / D.X - 1918 - Германия<– –>Albatros - D.XI - 1918 - Германия


W.Green, G.Swanborough The Complete Book of Fighters


ALBATROS D VI Germany
  
  The D VI twin-boom single-seat pusher biplane powered by a 180 hp Daimler D IIIa engine was built during 1917, and was flown for the first time in February 1918. The undercarriage was damaged during the initial landing and had still to be repaired in May when further work on the D VI was suspended due to higher priority allocated to other projects. The engine was then removed for another application. Armament comprised a fixed forward-firing 20-mm Becker cannon and a 7,92-mm LMG 08/15 machine gun.

Empty weight, 1,406 lb (638 kg).
Loaded weight, 1,940 lb (880 kg).
Span, 32ft 1 7/8 in (9,80m).
Length, 25 ft 5 1/8 in (7,75m).


J.Herris Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Vol.4: Fighters (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 27)


Albatros D.VI

  Designed to carry a fixed 2cm Becker cannon together with a Spandau machine gun, the pusher D.VI was the one Albatros design that did differ markedly from their famous fighter series. Unfortunately, no photographs have been found of this unique fighter that first flew in February 1918 after a two month delay for fitting a satisfactory radiator. It was powered by a 160 hp Mercedes but was damaged on its first landing and further development was abandoned, the engine being removed in May. In September Idflieg considered reviving the program as a 'special cannon fighter' but nothing came of that.


Albatros Fighter Specifications
D.VI D.VII/1 D.VII/2 D.IX D.X
Engine 160 hp Mercedes D.III 195 hp Benz Bz.IIIbo 195 hp Benz Bz.IIIbo 170 hp Mercedes D.IIIa 195 hp Benz Bz.IIIbm
Span (Upper) 9.80 m 9.30 m 9.32 m 10.40 m 9.90 m
Span (Lower) - 8.20 m 8.32 m 10.20 m 9.15 m
Chord (Upper) 1.6 m 1.3 m 1.3 m 1.3 m 1.3 m
Chord (Lower) - 1.3 m 1.3 m 1.3 m 1.3 m
Gap - 1.32 m 1.33 m 1.32 m 1.37 m
Stagger - 0.18 m 0.18 m 0.17m 0.30 m
Wing Area - 20.5 m2 20.9 m2 24.0 m2 22.9 m2
Length 7.75 m 6.62 m - 6.66 m 6.18 m
Height 2.79 m 2.68 m - 2.75 m 2.74 m
Empty Weight 638 kg 630 kg 750 kg 647 kg 667 kg
Useful Load 242 kg 255 kg 190 kg 220 kg 239 kg
Loaded Weight 880 kg 885 kg 940 kg 897 kg 906 kg
Wing Loading - 43.2 kg/m2 45.0 kg/m2 37.4 kg/m2 39.6 kg/m2
Power Loading 5.50 kg/hp 4.54 kg/hp 4.82 kg/hp 5.28 kg/hp 4.65 kg/hp
Max. Speed - - - 165 km/h 170 km/h
Climb, 1,000 m - - - 4 minutes -
Climb, 2,000 m - - - 8.8 minutes -
Climb, 3,000 m - - - 14.8 minutes -
Climb, 4,000 m - - - 22.8 minutes -
Climb, 5,000 m - - - 35 minutes -
Climb, 6,000 m - - - - -
Notes: All were armed with two machine guns. D.VI track 2.72 m.

J.Herris - Albatros Aircraft of WWI. Volume 4: Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (4)
This sketch of the D.VI is based on a surviving technical drawing and gives an idea of its configuration.