The Albatros D.III was the continuation of the line of Òshark shapedÓ fighters that began with the D.I in the fall of 1916. Among the improvements was adopting the ÒsesquiplaneÓ design from the Nieuport fighters, gaining climb and visibility, but weakening the structure. Still, the D.III dominated the skies and was the main killer during ÒBloody April.Ó The Austrians built the D.III under license and actually managed to improve on the original. There were still some in combat at the Armistice.
Albatros D.III (Frommherz)
Hermann Frommherz went from 2-seater pilot to the famous Jasta 2, where his first fighter was the ÒBlau Maus.Ó He survived World War I with 32 victories.
Albatros D.III (Gruber)
Kurt GruberÕs first victory came with the Austro-Hungarian ace Godwin Brumowski manning the guns in his Albatros 2-seater, and they fought together again in this D.III in Flik 41J.
Albatros D.III (Von Richthofen)
Manfred von Richthofen, to flaunt his prowess in front of the enemy, painted this airplane completely bright red, partly obscuring its markings. For this reason, he became universally known as the ÒRed Baron.Ó
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