Albatros D.I-D.II

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In 1916 German aerial domination had been lost to the French and British fighters. German fighter pilots requested an aircraft that was more powerful and more heavily armed, and the Albatros design bureau set to work on what was to become an iconic aircraft design. By April 1916, they had developed the Albatros D.I, that featured the usual Albatros semi-monocoque wooden construction with a 160hp Mercedes engine and two forward-firing machine guns. Alongside the development of the D.I, Albatros had also designed ...

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Overview

In 1916 German aerial domination had been lost to the French and British fighters. German fighter pilots requested an aircraft that was more powerful and more heavily armed, and the Albatros design bureau set to work on what was to become an iconic aircraft design. By April 1916, they had developed the Albatros D.I, that featured the usual Albatros semi-monocoque wooden construction with a 160hp Mercedes engine and two forward-firing machine guns. Alongside the development of the D.I, Albatros had also designed and built a second machine that was similar to the D.I – the Albatros D.II. Although there were several external differences between the two aircraft, it is important to note that these machines evolved simultaneously and that the D.II was not the result of post-combat feedback from D.I pilots. With the inclusion of these aircraft into their reorganized air force, Germany was able to regain control of the skies by autumn 1916. Along with the later designs they inspired, the Albatros D.I and D.II were instrumental in allowing the Germans to prosecute their domination through ‘Bloody April’ and well into the summer months that followed.

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"...another superb title in the Air Vanguard series and like the others, includes a large two page foldout cutaway of the D.II at the end of the book. A superb reference and a fine read as well. One I can easily recommend to you."
- Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (February 2013)

"This history of the two provides a powerful assessment of how the designs changed German aerial combat abilities in a pick for any World War I collection."
- The Midwest Book Review (April 2013)

"The author covers factory and license-built aircraft with ... thoroughness, clarifying differences with reader-friendly texts and crisp, clear charts. His operational history of the Albatros D.I and D.II (as well as transition to the D.III) draws on excellent fi rst-person and other narratives. Jim Miller has “mined” photos from distinguished collectors for this book and his U.K. artist colleagues supported his efforts with fi ne color “action” and detail views. The Albatros D.I “phantom” view is particularly noteworthy. This book is an excellent treatment of an important early combat aircraft and is highly recommended."
- Over the Front (Summer 2013)

From the Publisher
"...another superb title in the Air Vanguard series and like the others, includes a large two page foldout cutaway of the D.II at the end of the book. A superb reference and a fine read as well. One I can easily recommend to you."
- Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (February 2013)

"This history of the two provides a powerful assessment of how the designs changed German aerial combat abilities in a pick for any World War I collection."
- The Midwest Book Review (April 2013)

"The author covers factory and license-built aircraft with ... thoroughness, clarifying differences with reader-friendly texts and crisp, clear charts. His operational history of the Albatros D.I and D.II (as well as transition to the D.III) draws on excellent fi rst-person and other narratives. Jim Miller has “mined” photos from distinguished collectors for this book and his U.K. artist colleagues supported his efforts with fi ne color “action” and detail views. The Albatros D.I “phantom” view is particularly noteworthy. This book is an excellent treatment of an important early combat aircraft and is highly recommended."
- Over the Front (Summer 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780965994
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Series: Air Vanguard Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 961,880
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

James F. Miller is a married father of two who lives in Naples, Florida. A commercial pilot and lifelong student of all aspects of aviation, his current research focuses on the middle years of World War I.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Design and Development 5

Technical Specifications 20

Factory Finishes and Idiosyncracies

Staffel Finishes

Albatros D.I and D.II Technical Specifications

Operational History 40

Conclusion 60

Bibliography 62

Index 64

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