Halberstadt C.V

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C.V
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke
Introduction 1918
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Developed from Halberstadt C.III

The Halberstadt C.V was a German single-engined reconnaissance biplane of World War I, built by Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke.

Derived from the Halberstadt C.III, with a more powerful supercharged 160 kW (220 hp) Benz Bz.IV engine, it saw service only in the final months of the war. Cameras were mounted in the observer's cockpit floor.

Operators[edit]

 Estonia
 German Empire
 Latvia
 Soviet Union
  Switzerland

Survivors[edit]

A single C.V (S/No. 3471/18) survives at the Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire in Brussels, Belgium.

Specifications (C.V)[edit]

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.92 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.62 m (44 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.36 m (11 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 43 m2 (460 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 930 kg (2,050 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,635 kg (3,605 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 160 kW (220 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Endurance: 3½ hours
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 10.42 m/s (2,051 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude:
    • 2,000 m (6,562 ft) in 3 minutes 12 seconds
    • 5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 23 minutes
    Armament

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam & Company Ltd. pp. 143–145. 

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