|Developed from||Halberstadt CL.II|
|Wingspan||10.8 m (35 ft 4 in)|
|Engine||160hp Mercedes D.III inline|
|Armament||1-2×fixed, sync. LMG08/15|
flexible rear Parabellum
4-5×10kg bombs and AP grenades
|Max Speed||165 km/h (103 mph)-169 km/h (105 mph)|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 4:05|
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 8:08
5,000 m (16,400 ft) in 16:05-32:00
|Ceiling||5,000 m (16,500 ft) |
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]
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and Models
- Metal kit: CinC MS-22
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Lamberton, pp.218-219.
- Gray, p.142.
- 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. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.