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Halberstadt D.V

Biplane Fighter Aircraft

Halberstadt D.V

Biplane Fighter Aircraft

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OVERVIEW



Fewer than 100 of the Halberstadt D.V biplane fighters were produced for Germany during World War 1 - some saw service into 1918.
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ORIGIN: Imperial Germany
YEAR: 1916
MANUFACTURER(S): Halberstadt - German Empire
PRODUCTION: 94
OPERATORS: Imperial Germany; Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Halberstadt D.V model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 23.95 feet (7.3 meters)
WIDTH: 28.54 feet (8.7 meters)
HEIGHT: 8.20 feet (2.5 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 1,323 pounds (600 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 1,797 pounds (815 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Argus As II engine developing 120 horsepower and driving two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
SPEED (MAX): 99 miles-per-hour (160 kilometers-per-hour; 86 knots)
RANGE: 124 miles (200 kilometers; 108 nautical miles)
CEILING: 13,123 feet (4,000 meters; 2.49 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 820 feet-per-minute (250 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



1 x 7.92mm LMG 08/15 machine gun in fixed, forward-firing mounting along portside of fuselage.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• D.V - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Halberstadt D.V Biplane Fighter Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 12/16/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Halberstadt D.V biplane fighter followed more in line with the preceding D.II model than the D.III or D.IV. Its primary difference was in the cabane structure which, once reworked, helped to improve pilot vision out-of-the-cockpit. However, the D.V carried the same engine as the D.III, this the Argus As II series powerplant of 120 horsepower. The single 7.92mm LMG 08/15 machine gun (synchronized) was retained but relocated from the starboard side to port. The D.V debuted over the Front in October of 1916 and fought on into mid-1917 by which point they were already outclassed as frontline platforms. The few final forms fought in the Middle East (Palestine) into 1918.

The D.V series was produced in three total batches for the German Air Service numbering some 57 total aircraft from October 1916 to June of 1917. Late production models were fielded with 2 x 7.92mm synchronized machine guns for a heftier frontal "punch". Beyond its service with the Germans, the D.V was shipped aboard for use by the Ottoman Turks during World War 1. These were made available in March of 1917 and numbered about 37 aircraft.

Maximum speed for the D.V was 100 miles per hour.




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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (99mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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