ⓘ Albatros L 65

                                     

ⓘ Albatros L 65

Under the Treaty of Versailles, military aircraft production was restricted in Germany, so Albatros Flugzeugwerke established a subsidiary to build the L 65 in Lithuania. This company was named Allgemeine Flug-Gesellschaft A.F.G. Memel, hence the L 65 was also known as the Memel A.F.G.1 Memel being the German name for the city of Klaipeda.

L 65 was a single-Bay staggered biplane configuration and was built of wood with plywood skin. The wings were prepared according to the interplane I-struts wide cross-section of the wing. Were built two prototypes, the first works on 340 kW 450 HP water-cooled 12-cylinder "broad arrow" engine, the Napier lion, the second was his first flight in 1926, and had 421 kW 565 HP Version of Lion. The second prototype was examined by the Reichswehr to equip a clandestine training school at Lipetsk, but the Heinkel HD 17 was chosen and no further aircraft were produced.