The beautiful Albatros was a very advanced fighter and the favorite of many German pilots. It had an aerody-namic nose and a rounded fuselage. Behind the propeller was a 6-cylinder inline engine. Its tail surfaces were large and round. It was hard-hitting having twin Spandau machineguns synchronized to fire through the propeller. This was double the hitting power of most Nieuports, and, for a while at least, the Albatros returned control of the air to the Germans. Not surprisingly, Manfred von Richthofen scored most of his victories in Albatroses.