Hannover CL.III

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Hannover CL.III
Captured Hannover CL.III near Franvilliers 1918.jpg
Role Escort/Ground Attack
Manufacturer Hannover
Designer Hermann Dorner [1]
Introduction spring 1918
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 80 [1]
Developed from Hannover CL.II
Variants Hannover CL.IIIa
Wingspan 11.7 m (38 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament fixed, sync. LMG08/15 and
rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 165 km/h (103 mph)[3][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:18[3]-6:01[2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 13:08[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 23:09[2]
Ceiling 7,500 m (24,600 ft)[3][2]
Endurance 3:00 [3]

In the Hannover CL.III, the Argus engine was replaced with the ubiquitous Mercedes D.III and balanced control surfaced were introduced. D.III engines were more needed for fighters, though, and the type reverted to the Argus in the form of the Hannover CL.IIIa.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Hannover CL.III.

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Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q2-18Q4 W B/B 16 16 5
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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gray, p.150.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gray, p.153.
  4. 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.