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In April 1916, two Albatros C.VIIs arrived at the front for evaluation. By 28 February 1917, 372 C.VIIs were in service. The C.VII remained in service until mid-1918.
 
Albatros C.VII Specifications
Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Albatros Werke GmbH
Type: Reconnaissance
First Introduced: 1916
Number Built:  
Engine: Benz Bz IV, 6-cylinder, liquid cooled inline, 200 hp
Wing Span: 41 ft 11¼ in (12.78 m)
Length: 28 ft 6½ in (8.7 m)
Height: 11 ft 11¾ in (3.6 m)
Empty Weight:  
Gross Weight: 3,410 lb (1,550 kg)
Max Speed: 106 mph (170 km/h) at sea level
Ceiling: 16,405 ft (5,000 m)
Endurance: 3 hours 20 minutes
Crew: 2
Armament: 2 machine guns
Light bomb load
 
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