Albatros C.III

The Albatros C.III was a general purpose two-seat plane and was a refined version of the successful C.I and C.II models. Improvements in the tail structure made the C.III more agile than its predecessors and it was produced in large numbers.

The Albatros C.III was originally armed with a Parabellum machine gun mounted on a pivot in the rear cockpit. Later versions also had a synchronized machine gun mounted on the fuselage. The C.III was used for reconnaissance, aerial photography, and light bombing.

Bulgaria, recovering from its losses in the 2nd Balkan War, did not enter World War I until 1915. Bulgaria allied with the Central Powers and flew planes provided by Germany with standard German markings.

This aircraft was also flown by:
  Ottoman Empire
Country of Manufacture Germany
First Year of Service 1916
Wing Span 38.3 ft | 11.7 m
Length 26.3 ft | 8 m
Height 10.2 ft | 3.1 m
Weight 2977 lbs | 1353 kg
Engine Mercedes D III 6 cylinder liquid cooled inline engine, 160hp
Top Speed 87.5 mph | 140 km/h
Range 350 miles | 560 km
Armament 1 or 2 machine guns
Crew 2


Technical Notes:
Made with Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Airplane not including background, 36437 vertices, 47655 faces - All aircraft insignia are modeled as part of the mesh.
Historical Notes:
The instruments in the cockpit are conjecture.