Halberstadt D.V

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Halberstadt D.V
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Halberstadt
Introduction Autumn 1916
Primary users Germany
Ottoman Empire
Number built 57 [1]
Wingspan 8.81 m (28 ft 11 in) [2]
Engine 120hp Argus As.III inline or
120hp Mercedes D.II [1]
Armament 1 or 2 sync. fixed IMG08/15 [1]
Ammo Twin-gun: 1300 rounds[3]
Max Speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[4]-185 km/h (115 mph)[2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:00[5]-4:00[4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 9:00[4]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 15:00[4]

The Halberstadt D.II (with a 120hp Mercedes D.II) and D.III (with the 120 Argus AS II) premiered in June 1916 at a time when the Fokker Eindeckers were really showing their age and lack of performance. Their good flying characteristics made them more popular than their contemporaries of the Fokker D.I-IV, and it was not until the rise of the twin-gun Albatros fighters that the the Halberstadts were withdrawn from the Western Front in mid 1917.

The Halberstadt D.V was a development of the D.III with the forward vision improved through an open cabane strut structure, balanced ailerons, and a circular top-wing cut-out. The single machine gun was placed on the port (intake) side of the engine and a simple side exhaust was fitted. Fifty-seven were built, of which thirty-one were sent to Turkey, and several of the 26 remaining were used in Palestine, where they continued to serve well into 1918. Planes serving in the Middle East were sometimes fitted with supplementary radiators and/or a second machine gun.

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

Timeline [note 1]

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q1-17Q4 Q B 15 9? 3

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  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Grosz'96, p.14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  3. Kelly, p.231.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Grosz'96, p.48.
  5. Gray, p.424.
  6. 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, Halberstadt Fighters. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-948414-86-3
  • Kevin Kelly, "Belts and Drums: A Survey of First World War Aircraft Ammunition Totals". Over the Front, Vol. 5, No. 3, Autumn 1990. Walsworth Publishing Co, Inc. and The League of World War I Aviation Historians.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.