L102
Albatros L 102 L
Role Trainer
Manufacturer Albatros Flugzeugwerke
First flight September 1932[1]
Number built 10[1]

The Albatros L102 (company designation) / Albatros Al 102 (RLM designation), was a German trainer aircraft of the 1930s. It was a parasol-wing landplane, seating the student pilot and instructor in separate, open cockpits. A biplane floatplane version was also built as the Al 102W, with strut-braced lower wings.[1]

Variants

Albatros W 102 photo from L'Aerophile November 1932
Albatros W 102 photo from L'Aerophile November 1932
The landplane version with tailwheel undercarriage and parasol monoplane wing. Eight built.[1]
Two examples built as biplane floatplanes, one of which was designated as the Focke-Wulf Fw 55W.[1]
Al 102L
RLM designation for the L102L landplane
Al 102W
RLM designation for the L102W floatplane

Specifications (L102L)

Albatros L/W 102 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile November 1932
Albatros L/W 102 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile November 1932

Data from Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945[2] & German Aircraft between 1919 - 1945[1]

General characteristics

L102W: 9.4 m (31 ft)
Al 102W: 31.40 m2 (338 sq ft) (sesquiplane)
L102W: 965 kg (2,127 lb)
L102W: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
L102W: 158 kg (348 lb) + Oil 10 kg (22 lb)

Performance

L102W: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn) at sea level
L102W: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn) at sea level
L102W: 585 km (364 mi; 316 nmi)
L102W: 3.25 hours
L102W: 4,500 m (14,764 ft)
L102W: 3.1 m/s (610.2 ft/min)
L102W: 42.99 kg/m2 (8.8 lb/ft2)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Albatros Al 102". Germany. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945 : Band 1 Flugzeugtypen AEG - Dornier (in German). Vol. 1 (1st ed.). Germany: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 36–37 & 236–237. ISBN 3-7637-5465-2.

References

  • Nowarra, Heinz J. (1993). Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945 : Band 1 Flugzeugtypen AEG - Dornier (in German). Vol. 1 (1st ed.). Germany: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. pp. 36–37 & 236–237. ISBN 3-7637-5465-2.