Albatros J.II

The Albatros J.II was an improved version of the Albatros J.I ground attack aircraft. The J.I used the wings of the Albatros C.XII combined with a new fuselage with a low nose and armed with two downward mounted fixed machine guns. The cockpit was protected by 5mm of armour, but the nose was un-armoured. The J.II was very similar, but also had armour protection for the nose, thus protecting the engine. Only about four J.IIs were produced.

Engine: Benz IVa
Power: 220hp
Span: 44ft 5.5in
Length: 27ft 8in
Height: 11ft 1 7/8in
Empty weight: 2,259lb
Loaded weight: 4,239lb
Max speed: 88mph
Climb Rate: 8.7 minutes to 3,280ft
Endurance: 2hr 30mins
Armament: Two downward mounted fixed Spandau machine guns, one flexibly mounted Parabellum machine gun.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (20 November 2012), Albatros J.II , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_albatros_J_II.html

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