Halberstadt D.II / D.III
Imperial Germany (1916)
The Halberstadt D.II became a refined form of the original D.I prototype fighter - production reached beyond 125 units during World War 1.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Halberstadt D.II / D.III Biplane Fighter. Entry last updated on 12/9/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content Â©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Design of the aircraft was attributed to Karl Theis.
Production of the D.II model, based on findings from evaluation of the D.I, began with a batch order for twelve units and this led to a follow-on order for twenty-four more fighters. which appeared in both the D.II and D.III guise, the latter outfitted with the Argus As. II engine of 120 (this fit originally seen in the original D.I prototype of 1915). An additional thirty D.III models then followed by these were superseded by the improved D.V variant while still on the production lines. License manufacture of the D.II was also taken up by competitors Aviatik and Hannover, delivering the Aviatik D.I and Hannover D.I respectively. Each company added thirty aircraft to the total.
As robust as the D.II was in wartime service, its now-obsolete nature led to its retirement from frontline duties as soon as 1917 - such was the speed of technology during the war.
The Halberstadt D.II also fought for Ottoman Empire forces in the Middle East Theater.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (93mph).
Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.