Halberstadt CL.IV

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Halberstadt CL.IV
Halberstadt CL IV USAF.jpg
Role Ground Attack
Manufacturer Halberstadt
Introduction summer 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from Halberstadt CL.II
Wingspan 10.8 m (35 ft 4 in)[1]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament 1-2×fixed, sync. LMG08/15
flexible rear Parabellum
4-5×10kg bombs and AP grenades
Crew 2
Max Speed 165 km/h (103 mph)[2]-169 km/h (105 mph)[1]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 4:05[1]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 8:08[1]
5,000 m (16,400 ft) in 16:05[1]-32:00[2]
Ceiling 16,500 ft (5,000 m) [1]
Endurance 3:00-3:30 [2]

The Schlastas (see Halberstadt CL.II) had been quite successful in close support, and the Halberstadt CL.III was introduced in 1918 to supplement the CL.II. The CL.IV was a refinement of the CL.II, retaining its compact, nimble form while improving control surfaces. As with the CL.II, provision was made for two fixed machine guns, but in practice only one was usually carried.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Halberstadt CL.IV.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
18Q3-18Q4 J B/B 16 11 2

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gray, p.142.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.