From Wings of Linen

Hannoversche Waggonfabrik A.G. (Hannover) is best known for their CL ground-attack aircraft. In 1915 they began building planes under license, including the Aviatik C.I, Rumpler C.Ia, and Halberstadt D.II. With the specification of the CL-class escort planes, Hannover began building planes of their own.[1]

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. The CL.IIIb is thought to have been a prototype with two-bay extended wings.[2]
  2. Hannover built one or two prototypes of a conventional two-seater in the form of the C.IV, but it was not selected for production.[3]
  1. Gray'87, p.150.
  2. Gray'87, p.425.
  3. Gray'87, p.426.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.