Halberstadt

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Halberstädter Flugzeug-Werke GmbH built both fighters and two-seat aircraft, most of which were well-liked. The firm began as Deutsche Bristol Werke Flugzeug in 1912, but it changed its name at the beginning of the war.[1] It began by building trainers, a Taube, and B-class two-seaters, but branched into fighters with the D.I prototype and D.II.

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:

References

Notes
  1. The C.VII was a prototype based on the C.V with a 245hp Maybach Mb.IV engine.[2]
  2. The C.VIII was a prototype combining C.VII and CL.IV features and probably would have been the next into production had the war continued.[3]
  3. The C.IX was a prototype C.V variant using an Austro-Hungarian Heiro engine, probably intended for use by the Empire.[3]
  4. The CLS.I was a smaller version of the CL.IV. It was tested too late to go into production.[4]
  5. The D.I was a Feb'16 prototype with the 100hp Mercedes D.I or 120hp Argus As.II, which became the D.II prototype when re-engined with the 120hp Mercedes D.II.[5]
  6. The D.IV of 1917 did not go into production.[6] Three prototypes were built, and lessons learned were carried forward into the CL.II.[7]
  7. A single G.I twin-engine bomber was built in the winter of 1915/16 but the type did not go into production.[8][9]
Citations
  1. Grosz'96, p.3.
  2. Gray'87, p.419.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray'87, p.420.
  4. Gray'87, p.421.
  5. Gray'87, p.146.
  6. Gray'87, p.423.
  7. Grosz'96, p.13.
  8. Gray'87, p.425.
  9. Herris'14, p.160.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • P.M. Grosz, Halberstadt Fighters. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-948414-86-3
  • Jack Herris, German G-Type Bombers of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-26-1.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027