Albatros Dr I


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Albatros Dr I

The Dr.I was essentially a D.V fuselage, tail surfaces and undercarriage married to three pairs of wings, and flown in the summer of 1917 for comparison trials with the standard biplane. Powered by a Daimler D IlIa engine, the Dr.I proved to offer no advantage over the D.V, and progressed no further than prototype evaluation. Armament consisted of the usual pair of 7.92mm machine guns.

  Wingspan8.70 m29 ft 7 in
  Length7.33 m24 ft 1 in
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.92mm

Klaatu, e-mail, 28.05.2011 05:12

The highly successful advent of the Sopwith Triplane over the Western Front initiated a triplane craze in the German aviation industry. Just about every German aiecraft manufacturer produced at least one triplane fighter. The most successful was the famous Fokker Dr-1. This one, basically an Albatros D-V with three wings, proved considerably less so.


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