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Triplane Madness 1917 by rOEN911 Triplane Madness 1917 by rOEN911
Albatros Dr I

No less than eleven manufacturers produced triplane, single seat fighters in the summer of 1917, including Albatros, whose Dr I simply married a new triplane wing to an otherwise standard DV airframe.
When triplanes seemed to hold the most promise as fighters a number of designs were put forward. This Albalros DrI was built in 1917 - and as can be clearly seen it was essentially an Albatros DV with an extra wing added.


This machine, built in 1917, was virtually a D V fitted with three sets of wings to assess the triplane layout. All wings were of parallel chord with ailerons, connected by link struts, at all tips. It would seem no advantage was gained with this layout, and the type was not proceeded with. Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III. Span, 8.7 m. (28 ft. 6 5/8 in.). Length, 7.3 m. (23 ft. 11 1/2 in.). Height, 2.42 m. (7 ft 11 1/4 in.). Armament, twin Spandau machine-guns.
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work.
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gazulon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Really nice work ! Although it look like the "drei decker" Albatross had the lower wing fitted under the belly of the plane and not attach to it and structural wings struts are vertical and not with that "V" shape.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i Did this without having the black/white photo,i discover it after :D I will doit again someday.
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NEver seen this before.
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