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The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. The D.V was the final development of the Albatros D.I family, and the last Albatros fighter to see operational service. Despite its well-known shortcomings and general obsolescence, approximately 900 D.V and 1,612 D.Va aircraft were built before production halted in early 1918. The D.Va continued in operational service until the end of the war.

Specifications (D.V)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War (Gray, Peter and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1970. 2nd ed. ISBN 0-370-00103-6.)

General characteristics:

Crew: 1. Length: 7.33 m (24 ft 1 in). Wingspan: 9.05 m (29 ft 8 in). Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in). Wing area: 21.2 m2 (228 sq ft). Empty weight: 687 kg (1,515 lb). Gross weight: 937 kg (2,066 lb). Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IIIaü piston engine, 150 kW (200 hp). Propellers: 2-bladed wooden propeller. Armament: 2 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns

Performance:

Maximum speed: 186 km/h (116 mph; 100 kn). Range: 350 km. Service ceiling: 5,700 m (18,701 ft). Rate of climb: 4.17 m/s (821 ft/min). Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 4 minutes

This page lists captured examples of the Albatross DV

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