Icons of Aviation History: Albatros D5a

 

The Albatros D series was one of the most widely-produced German aircraft of the First World War, serving for the entire second half of the conflict. Nearly all of Germany’s top air aces, including the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen, scored the majority of their victories in Albatros D fighters.

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Albatros D5a, on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

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