Halberstadt C.V

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C.V
Halberstadt C.V side.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke
First flight March 1918
Introduction 1918
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Developed from Halberstadt C.III
Halberstadt C.V

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.IVü engine, it saw service only in the final months of the war. Cameras were mounted in the observer's cockpit floor.

The aircraft had very good flight characteristics, especially manoeuvrability and rate of climb, and was among best German World War I aircraft in its class.[1] First aircraft appeared in front in late June 1918.[1]

Operators[edit]

 Estonia
 German Empire
 Latvia
 Poland
 Soviet Union
  Switzerland

Survivors[edit]

Halberstadt C.V in Brussels, Belgium

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[3]

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.IVü 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 (16,000 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. ^ a b c Peter M. Grosz: Halberstadt C.V, Windsock Datafile no. 69, Albatros Productions, 1998, ISBN 978-1-902207-02-5, p.1, 4, 6, 10
  2. ^ Morgała, Andrzej (1997). Samoloty wojskowe w Polsce 1918-1924. Warsaw: Lampart. ISBN 83-86776-34-X, p.79 (in Polish)
  3. ^ 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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