Eduard Albatros D. III OEFFAG 153 BiplaneMilitary Kits : Military Aircraft : Pre-war Aircraft
- For Ages: 13+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $31.46
Item DescriptionThe most popular fighters flown by the Austro-Hungarian Luftfahrtruppe were the various forms of Albatros D.III built by the Oesterreichische Flugzeugfabrik AG.
They came at a time when the treacherous Brandenburg D.I “star strutter” had to face the ever increasing might of the Italians. Fortunately the Oeffag was farsighted enough to make their licence built machines sturdier than their German counterparts. Not only were the wings made stronger but its airframe was bolstered as well. This meant that the aircraft could be powered by engines of increasing horsepower.
When the first D.III (Oef) fighters reached the Front in June 1917, they were met with an enthusiastic response. They had a far better rate of climb than the Brandenburg D.I and also possessed superior manoeuvrability.
Initial types were powered by the Daimler 185 hp engine and eventually culminated in the improved 225 hp version in May 1918. Having initially entered the fray with an Albatros D.III (Oef) series 253 fighter, Eduard now turn their attention to the 200hp Daimler engined version.
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