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Albatros G.II

G.II
Role Medium bomber
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1916[1]
Primary user Germany
Number built 1[1]

The Albatros G.II was a twin-engined German biplane bomber of World War I.[1]

Development

Designed as a medium bomber, the G.II did not share any attributes with the larger G.I, being a single bay biplane with thich section upper wings and rigid X member inter-plane struts. The graceful lines of the fuselage were spoilt by the twin nose-wheel assembly, intended to reduce damage on nose-overs and at rest with a forward centre of gravity. A conventional tail-unit terminated the rear fuselage. The engines were installed in pusher nacelles, supported by struts from the fuselage and the lower wing trailing edges had cut-outs to allow the engines to be mounted further forward than otherwise possible.[2] Only a single prototype was built which demonstrated a relatively poor performance so further development was concentrated on the more powerful Albatros G.III.[1]

Operators

 German Empire

Specifications (G.II)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War[1]

  • Powerplant: 2 × Benz Bz.III 6 cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp) each

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
  • Daimler R.I
  • Union G.I
  • A.E.G. G.I

References

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