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When the Albatros D.I and Albatros D.II fighters arrived at the front in late August 1916, they gave Germany a distinct advantage: a strong, high-power fighter with twin guns. Albatros engineers had been working on the two fighters since April, and Idflieg ordered a batch of fifty for each plane. The view from the D.II cockpit was found to be superior, so no further D.I orders followed, but the fifty D.Is and their D.II brothers certainly made an impact.

Albatros D.I
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Role Fighter
Manufacturer Albatros
First flight June 1916
Introduction Aug 1916
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 50
Wingspan 8.64 m (28 ft 4 in) [1]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament 2×sync. fixed LMG08/15
Crew 1
Max Speed 175 km/h (109 mph) [2][3][1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:00[2] or 4:00[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 9:10[1]-10:00[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:25[1]-19:00[2]
Ceiling 5,200 m (17,000 ft)[2][1]
Endurance 1:30 [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Albatros D.I.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
16Q3-17Q4 V A 14 11 5
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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  2. Updated card
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Gray, p.44.
  3. Grosz'03, p.40.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 100: Albatros D.I/D.II. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-902207-55-6