The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. The D.V was the last Albatros fighter to see operational service, and it was subject to serious problem of structure. The improved D.Va version, with a reinforced wing structure and more resistant fuselage, was widely used by the Luftstreitkräfte and 1,612 D.Va aircrafts were built before production halted in early 1918. The D.Va continued in operational service until the end of the war.
Albatros D.V (Udet) He flew with von Richtofen facing many sacrifices learning to fly. He became a great ace, shooting down 62 enemies and he was awarded Germany’s highest military honor, as the “Blue Max”.
Albatros D.V (Weber) The ace Rudolf Weber had a record of 6 victories, commanding the Flik 102G in early 1918. He was killed returning home in a captured automobile by volunteer at a roadside checkpoint in Styria, Austria.
Albatros D.V (Von Richthofen) The great Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, was particularly critical of Albatros D.V. describing as “so obsolete and so ridiculously inferior to the English that one can’t do anything with this aircraft”.
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