Friday, April 1, 2011

Germany - 1918 Albatros D X

German Experimental Aircraft

Albatros D.X - 1918
Albatros D X - 1918

After the last posts about the weird side of aircraft design I thought I should share something a little more airworthy. This profile started as a photograph I had found while researching the topic of German Experimental aircraft in general, and the Albatros X-Planes in particular. The grainy high contrast photo left some details to the imagination, however I think it is somewhat close to the mark.

The Albatros D.X was a German prototype single-seat fighter biplane developed in 1918 in parallel with the D.IX. It used the same slab-sided, flat-bottomed fuselage (a departure from previous Albatros designs) but was powered by a 195 hp (145 kW) Benz Bz.IIIbo water-cooled v-8 engine in place of the D.IX's Mercedes D.IIIa straight-six.


  1. Albatros D.X. (2010, Nov. 5) In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 08:26, June 2, 2010, from
  2. Albatros D.X. 1918 Virtual Aircraft Museum Retrieved 06:44, March 22, 2011, from
  3. Gray, Peter; Thetford, Owen (1962). German Aircraft of the First World War (First edition ed.). London: Putnam.
  4. Green, W. & Swanborough, G. (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books. ISBN 1-85833-777-1
  5. Peter M Grosz Albatros Experimentals- Forgotten Fighters 1. Windsock Datafile Specials Albatros Productions Limited (1 Jan 1992) ISBN-10: 0948414456 ISBN-13: 978-0948414459

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