Halberstadt CL.II Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Escort Biplane Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Halberstšdter Flugzeugwerke (Halberstadt) / Bayerische FlugzeugWerke (BFW) - German Empire
Production Total: 900
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 23.95 feet (7.3 meters)
Overall Width: 35.27 feet (10.75 meters)
Overall Height: 9.02 feet (2.75 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,709 lb (775 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,502 lb (1,135 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder water-cooled inline piston engine developing 160 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 103 mph (165 kph; 89 knots)
Maximum Range: 311 miles (500 km)
Service Ceiling: 16,732 feet (5,100 meters; 3.17 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 550 feet-per-minute (168 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.92mm Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun in fixed, forward-firing mounting synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades.
1 x 7.92mm Parabellum MG14 machine gun on flexible mounting in rear cockpit.
5 x 22lb Wurfgranaten 15 series trench mortar fragmentation drop bombs.
Global Operators / Customers
Imperial Germany; Lithuania (post-war); Poland (post-war)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
CL.II - Base Series Designation
CL.IIa - Limited test form fitted with BMW IIIa series engines.
C.II - Original designation of 1916