Halberstadt C.V

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Halberstadt C.V
Halberstadt C.V rear.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Halberstadt
First flight March 1918[1]
Introduction June 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Wingspan 13.6 m (44 ft 7 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Benz Bz.IVü inline
Armament fixed sync. LMG08/15 &
rear flex. Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 170 km/h (106 mph)[3][4]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 3:12[4]
5,000 m (16,400 ft) in 23:00[4][2]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[3][2]
Range 600 km (370 mi) [2]
Endurance 3:30 [3][4]

The best 1918 German C-Class machines were the Rumpler C.VII and the Halberstadt C.V. Both used the excellent 200hp Benz Bz.IVü engine. The Halberstadt saw first action in June 1918 and about 200 were in use by August, with more coming to the front daily. Total orders for the type probably totaled around 1,500. Flight characteristics, strength, and climb rate were excellent, and considered superior to contemporary competitors[5]. The only concern was a tendency to flip over on landing due to the short fuselage.

The C.V was especially effective at higher altitude, where its wide wings and high-compression engine gave it an advantage.[6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Halberstadt C.V.

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

Miniatures and Models[edit]

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  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[7]
  1. Grosz'98, p.3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton, pp.222-223.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.39.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gray, p.145.
  5. Grosz'98, p.1.
  6. Gray, p.143.
  7. 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.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 69: Halberstadt C.V. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1998. ISBN 1-902207-02-5
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711