Albatros C.II Gitterschwanz (lattice tail)
The Albatros C.II Gitterschwanz (lattice tail) was an experimental pusher aircraft built with wings and undercarriage of the Albatros C.I. The standard fuselage was replaced with a short nacelle which ended at about the wing trailing edge. The 150hp Benz Bz III engine was placed at the rear of the nacelle and powered a pusher propeller. The conventional fin and rudder tail was attached to the rest of the aircraft by an open light-weight frame (thus the German nickname of Gitterschwanz), with the propeller inside the frame. The crew was carried at the front of the nacelle, with the observer/ gunner in the nose and the pilot behind him. One example was built early in 1916.
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Rickard, J (3 October 2012), Albatros C.II Gitterschwanz (lattice tail) , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_albatros_C_II.html