|Length||15.3 cm||6.0 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||18.8 cm||7.4 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand included.
Corgi Aviation Archives AA37810 – 1/48 Scale Albatros D.V, Jasta 19, Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte
Corgi Aviation Archives diecast model AA37810 replicates in 1/48 scale the Albatros D.V, s/n 2111/17. In the colour scheme worn while flown by Martin Mallmann, Jagdstaffel 19 (No 19 Fighter Squadron) or Jasta 19, Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte (German Air Force). Stationed at the Western Front in January 1918.
Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 19, founded on October 25, 1916, was one of the original fighter squadrons of the Luftstreitkräfte, the Imperial German Armys air arm during World War I. On February 2, 1918, Jasta 19 became part of Jagdgeschwader II along with Jasta 12, Jasta 13, and Jasta 15.
The Albatros D.V is a German single-seat, single-engine biplane fighter that first flew in April 1917, entering service in May 1917. Built by Albatros Flugzeugwerke, it was the final variant of the Albatros D.I family. Like its predecessors, it suffered a structural failure of wings and fuselage; to address this, Albatros developed the stronger D.Va. Production ended in April 1918 with approximately 900 D.V and 1,612 D.Va built. The D.Va remained in operational service until the end of the war and post-war served with the Polish air force.
The elliptical cross-section fuselage structure is primarily moulded plywood with a light wooden framework. The sesquiplane single-bay, wire braced wings, and cantilevered tail are also of wood and fabric construction. Flight control surfaces are made of steel tube frames and fabric. The undercarriage is a fixed tailwheel type with the main assemblies mounted to the fuselage.
It used a single Mercedes D.III, a liquid-cooled, inline six-cylinder engine driving a two-bladed wooden propeller. The Albatros D.V had a maximum speed of 186 km/h (116 mph), a service ceiling of 5,700 m (18,700 ft), and a range of 350 km (217 mi).
Armament consisted of two 7.92mm Spandau LMG 08/15 machine guns mounted atop the fuselage nose, synchronised to fire through the propeller arc.