Halberstadt CL.II

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Halberstadt CL.II
Halberstadt CL II WW1 aircraft left.jpg
Role Escort/Ground Attack
Manufacturer Halberstadt
Introduction Sept 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Wingspan 10.8 m (35 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament 1-2×sync. fixed LMG08/15
flexible rear Parabellum
4-5×10kg bombs + AP grenades[1]
Crew 2
Max Speed 165 km/h (103 mph)[3][4]-175 km/h (109 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00[3]
5,000 m (16,400 ft) in 9:25[2]-39:30[3]
3,000 m (10,000 ft) in 24:30[2]
Ceiling 4,100 m (13,500 ft)[2]-5,100 m (16,700 ft) [3][4]
Endurance 3:00 [3][4]

The CL-class was originally conceived for the use of Schutzstaffeln (Protection Flights) as light, maneuverable two-seat aircraft to protect vulnerable C-class observation planes. The Halberstadt CL.II excelled at that duty, but it was also found to be successful used on its own on ground attack and close-support missions, and such groups were re-designated Schlactstaffeln (Battle Flights).

The CL.II's communal cockpit improved communication between the pilot and gunner, and the compact construction gave the CL.II a nimble grace.

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

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Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
V B/B 16 12 5

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[5]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gray, p.136.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Gray, p.139.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Munson, p.25.
  5. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607