Albatros D.III Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Albatros Werke GmbH - Germany
Production Total: 1,866
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 24.05 feet (7.33 meters)
Overall Width: 29.69 feet (9.05 meters)
Overall Height: 9.78 feet (2.98 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,499 lb (680 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,953 lb (886 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Mercedes D.IIIa water-cooled 6-cylinder in-line engine developing 175 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 109 mph (175 kph; 94 knots)
Maximum Range: 217 miles (350 km)
Service Ceiling: 18,045 feet (5,500 meters; 3.42 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 886 feet-per-minute (270 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 7.92mm Spandau LMG 08/15 fixed, forward-firing synchronized machine guns.
Global Operators / Customers
Austria-Hungary; Czechoslovakia; Imperial Germany; Lithuania; Poland; Yugoslavia
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
D.I - Base D-series
D.II - Lowered top wing; Fundamental and minor aerodynamic changes.
D.III - V-shaped struts introduced; sesquiplane wing arrangement; repositioned radiator (290th onwards).
D.V - Streamlined eliptical fuselage; revised wings and modified rudder; larger spinner.
D.Va - Slightly modified D.V model