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Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
Primary user Germany

The Albatros B.I was a German military reconnaissance aircraft designed in 1913 and which saw service during World War I.


Design and development

It was a two-seat biplane of conventional configuration which seated the observer and pilot in separate cockpits in tandem. The wings were originally of three-bay design, later changed to two-bay, unstaggered configuration. A floatplane version was developed as the W.I.

Operational history

B.Is were withdrawn from front line service in 1915 but examples served as trainers for the remainder of the War.


 German Empire


A surviving example is preserved at the Heeresgeschichtliche Museum in Vienna.

Specifications (B.I)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and observer
  • Length: 8.55 m (28 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.30 m (46 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 43 m² (463 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 600 kg (1,300 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 800 kg (1,800 lb)
  • Powerplant:Mercedes D.I, 75 kW (100 hp)


See also

Related development Albatros B.II - Albatros B.III - Albatros C.III - Lebed XI - Lebed XII

Related lists


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 51.  


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