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Albatros L.73

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An eight-passenger biplane airliner of 1926, powered originally by two 179kW BMW Va engines, but subsequently fitted with 268kW BMW Vas. Four were built for Luft-Hansa, flying night sections of several domestic and international routes until the early 1930s. Two were later sold to Bulgaria.


A luxurious aircraft for its time, the L73 featured reclining seats for all passengers.

Engine: 2 x BMW IV, 280kW
Wingspan: 19.7 m / 64 ft 8 in
Length: 14.6 m / 47 ft 11 in
Height: 4.7 m / 15 ft 5 in
Wing area: 92.0 sq.m / 990.28 sq ft
Take-off weight: 4600 kg / 10141 lb
Empty weight: 1690 kg / 3726 lb
Max. speed: 158 km/h / 98 mph
Cruise speed: 145 km/h / 90 mph
Ceiling: 3000 m / 9850 ft
Range w/max.fuel: 600 km / 373 miles
Crew: 2
Passengers: 8

 

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