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Albatros C.III

The Albatros C.III was a general purpose two-seat plane and was based on the C.I and C.II models. An improved tail structure made it more agile than its predecessors and it was produced in large numbers.


The plane was armed with a Parabellum machine gun mounted on a pivot in the rear cockpit along with a synchronized machine gun mounted beside the engine. The C.III was used for reconnaissance, aerial photography, and light bombing.


The gun ring had limited movement, especially in the vertical direction, which I have tried to reproduce in my model.


I have included two loadouts, one for four 12.5 kilo bombs carried internally, and another for six 12.5 kilo bombs carried externally under the wings.


I have also included three skinning options - an unpainted standard wood and linen, a light blue paint, and a green paint. All of these are pretty basic so I have included my skinning templates for those who want make their own skins.


This plane uses the national markings that come with First Eagles, so you can change nationalities to fly for Bulgaria or the Turks.


I have included decals for serial numbers and for personal markings. These will be applied randomly. Some of the personal markings include crosses, I don't know if that would be appropriate if you're flying for the Ottoman Empire.


Historical Notes:

The serial numbers are fictious, but in the correct range for the 1916 Albatros C.III.

The personal markings are completely fictious, but I think reasonable for German markings early in the war.

I have not found an example of the Albatros C.III in green paint, but many German planes on the Eastern Front were painted green later in the war, so the color is not unrealistic.

If historical accuracy is important to you, you can delete the offending files.



My thanks to Ojcar for making the excellent data.INI file for this plane.

My thanks to Nix for making the realistic engine sound file for the Mercedes 6 cylinder engine.

Thanks also to Sinbad, Whitekinght06604, and Wrench who provided me with valuable resouces and information for the cockpit details.


Installation instructions:

For FE1: Unzip the file and move the folder named "AlbatrosC3" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Airplanes folder. You also need to move the sound file "mercedes160m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.


For FE2: Unzip the file and move the folder named "AlbatrosC3" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Airplanes folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "AlbatrosC3". Move the folder named "D" from the Airplanes/AlbatrosC3 folder into the Decals/AlbatrosC3 folder you just made. You also need to move the sound file "mercedes160m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.


March 12, 2012 - Uploaded a new version with an improved FM by ojcar.


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