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Halberstadt D.V

Imperial Germany (1916)
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Fewer than 100 of the Halberstadt D.V biplane fighters were produced for Germany during World War 1 - some saw service into 1918.


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.

Any available statistics for the Halberstadt D.V Biplane Fighter Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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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.
Relative Operational Ranges
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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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Supported Mission Types:
Air-to-Air
Interception
Unmanned
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Training
Anti-Submarine
Anti-Ship
Airborne Early Warning
MEDEVAC
Electronic Warfare
Maritime/Navy
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Search/Rescue
Recon/Scouting
Special Forces
X-Plane/Development
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National Origin: Imperial Germany
Service Year: 1916
Classification Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Halberstadt - German Empire
Production Units: 94
Global Operators:
Imperial Germany; Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Halberstadt D.V model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
23.95 ft


Meters
7.3 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
28.54 ft


Meters
8.7 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
8.20 ft


Meters
2.5 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
1,323 lb


Kilograms
600 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
1,797 lb


Kilograms
815 kg

Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x Argus As II engine developing 120 horsepower and driving two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
99 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
160 kph


Knots
86 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
124 mi


Kilometers
200 km


Nautical Miles
108 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
13,123 ft


Meters
4,000 m


Miles
2.49 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
820 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
250 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

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

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Variants: Series Model Variants
• D.V - Base Series Designation