ⓘ Albatros L 84

                                     

ⓘ Albatros L 84

The Albatros L 84 was a German tandem two-seat, single-bay fighter biplane first flown in 1931. Four of the five examples produced were built by Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau, into which Albatros Flugzeugwerke was amalgamated in that year.

Powered by a water-cooled 490 kW 660 HP BMW VIU 7.3 z V12 engine, the l 84 had a fabric fuselage made of welded steel tubes, and wooden wings with plywood skin. Its armament consisted of three 7.92 mm. 312 in machine guns, two in fixed forward-firing positions and the Third ring-mounted in aft cockpit. Was only the first prototype, before the "Albatross" became part of the "Focke-Wulf" and it was destroyed during flight testing. The second example was delivered in February 1933 by Focke-Wulf under the designation ls 84c, using a modified cooling system.

The Reichswehr initially ordered twelve l 84s but cancelled the order after it had been completed only three. Of these, one was designated l 84E and was tested with an engine rolls-Royce Kestrel data centers, the other, I 84F, was fitted with a fuel-injected version of the BMW VIU. At least one l 84 was delivered to China.