JEDEM DAS SEINE
I`m off to bed,good night Irene.
JEDEM DAS SEINE
(Albatros C.I) there is the spelling.
It is indeed the Albatros C1.
The Albatros C.I was the first of the successful C-series of two-seat general-purpose biplanes built by Albatros Flugzeugwerke during World War I. Based on the unarmed Albatros B.II, the C.I reversed the pilot and observer seating so that the observer occupied the rear cockpit which was fitted with a ring-mounted 0.312 in (7.92 mm) Parabellum MG14 machine gun.
When the C.I first appeared in early 1915, its good handling and powerful 150 hp (110 kW) Benz Bz.III engine gave it an edge over most Allied aircraft. During development of the type, successively more powerful engines were fitted, culminating in the 130 kW (180 hp) Argus As III which allowed the final version of the C.Ia to achieve 87 mph (140 km/h) at sea level with an operational ceiling of 9,840 ft (3,000 m). A dual-control variant, designated the C.Ib, was built as a trainer aircraft by Mercur Flugzeugbau. Improvements to the C.I resulted in the Albatros C.III which became the most prolific of the Albatros C-types.
While the C.I was operated mainly in a reconnaissance and observation role, it also had some success as an early fighter aircraft - Oswald Boelcke claimed his first victory while flying a C.I with Lt. von Wühlisch as the gunner. Germany's most famous World War I aviator, Manfred von Richthofen, also began his career as an observer in the C.I on the Eastern Front.
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Edit: being the gentleman I am, I have consulted closely with my colleague (well actually my dog) and have decided to award Zwerge half a point for almost getting the name of the aircraft correct and thereby possibly assisting others. I hope this meets with general Forum approval.
But of course Morris.
I should actually know that one - saw it only about 6 months ago. From memory it was not overly successful.
A be9 - or to be specific: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.9