Halberstadt C.III

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Halberstadt C.III
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Halberstadt
Designer Karl Theiss [1]
Introduction late 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 6 [2]
Engine 200hp Benz Bz.IV inline
Armament fixed, sync. LMG08/15 and
rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 165 km/h (103 mph) [2]

The Halberstadt C.III was a two-seater focused on long-range photography mission. The lower wings were attached to a "keel" running along the bottom side of the fuselage to increase the gap. The C.III design was largely reused in the Halberstadt C.V, though that plane reverted to more conventional lower-wing mounting. [1] Only six machines were completed, according to an Idfleig report.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Munson, p.116.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gray, p.419.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711