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1/72 WWI Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (Early Version)


Manufactured by: Roden Models

SKU: ROD-024
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    History:
    The first license-built versions of the Albatros fighter produced in Austria-Hungary by the Oeffag plant used the185 h.p. Austro-Daimler engine. The appearance of the more powerful 200 h.p. engine and its successful testing in a series 53 airframe showed improvements in all main technical data. Construction of wings and airframe was unchanged, but the new aircraft received the official designation D.III (Oeffag) series 153. The first order was placed for 111 planes, but this quantity was quickly increased to 281 aircraft. Virtually identical at first to the series 53 aircraft, 153 series Oeffags soon obtained differences: spinners on most of the aircraft of the first batch (153.01-153.111) were removed because they could fly off in time of flight. After the 112th aircraft, series 153 planes were built with a rounded nose (without any spinner). This improvement increased maximum speed by 15 km/h. As previously, Schwarzlose machine guns were installed under the upper panel, firing through blast tubes mounted alongside the engine. An unreliable synchronization system as well as slower-rate incompletely cowled machine guns demanded a new type of installation. Some D.III (Oeffag) series 153 had a gun installation at eye level but this improvement was not adopted on all series 153 aircraft.
    Excellent flight characteristics, easy control, and ease of maintenance on the ground soon made the D.III (Oeffag) series 153 a favorite among pilots. The most successful Austria-Hungarian aces gained many victories flying the D.III. Production ended in June 1918, when the more improved D.III series 253 appeared. Many aircraft flew until the last days of the Great War and even after the end of war many D.III series 153 machines were still in service in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and some other countries.

    Decals:
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early),w/n unknown, oblt. Hans Leiner, Pergine, May 1918.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early),w/n 153.95 Flik 2D, pilot unknown, Pianzano, November 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.16 Flik 41J, oblt. Frank Linke-Craword, Torresella, December 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.15 Flik 55J, Julius Arigi, Haidenschaft, September 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.80 Flik 55J, Julius Arigi, Pergine, December 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.29 Flik 51J, Othmar Wolfan, Haidenschaft, Autumn 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.58 Flik 42J, ofztv. Friedrich Hefty, 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.24 kampfstaffel Galanesti, oblt. Hans Fischer, winter 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.87 Flik 55J, Jozsef Kiss, Pergine, November 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.54 Flik 41J, oblt. Rudolf von Szepessy-Sokoll, September 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.47 Flik 55J, Jozsef Kiss, November 1917-January 1918.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.100 Flik 55J, kpl. Bohumil Munzar, Winter 1918.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.110 Flik 61J, lt. Otto Schrimpl, Motta di Livenza, February 1918.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.27 Flik 55J,Georg Kenzian, Pergine, November 1917
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.45 Flik 41J,hptm. Godwin Brumowski, Torresella, February 1918.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.10 Flik 41J,hptm. Godwin Brumowski, Sesana, Summer-Autumn 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.06 Flik 41J,hptm. Godwin Brumowski, Sesana, Summer 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.11 Flik 41J, Frank Linke-Crawford, October 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.12 Flik 41J, Kurt Gruber, October 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.17 Flik 55J, Jozsef Kiss, Pergine, November 1917.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.93 Flik 41J, oblt. Gustav von Salmon, early 1918.
    Albatros D.III Oeffag s.153 (early), w/n 153.52 Flik 41J,hptm. Godwin Brumowski, October 1917-January 1918.

    Performances:
    - Wingspan upper: 9,0 m
    - Wingspan lower: 8,7 m
    - Length: 7,35/7,37 m
    - Take off weight: 964 kg
    - Speed, max: 188 km/h
    - Engine: 1x200h.p. Austro-Daimler
    - Machine guns: 2x0,8mm Schwarzlose7/12

    • Manufactured by: Roden Models
    • SKU: ROD-024
    • Package Weight: 95g
    • 0 Units in Stock


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