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Halberstadt D.V


Biplane Fighter Aircraft [ 1916 ]



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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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.

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Specifications



Halberstadt - German Empire
Manufacturer(s)
German Empire; Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
Operators National flag of the German Empire National flag of Turkey
1916
Service Year
Imperial Germany
National Origin
Retired
Project Status
1
Crew
94
Units


AIR-TO-AIR COMBAT
General ability to actively engage other aircraft of similar form and function, typically through guns, missiles, and/or aerial rockets.


24.0 ft
(7.30 meters)
Length
28.5 ft
(8.70 meters)
Width/Span
8.2 ft
(2.50 meters)
Height
1,323 lb
(600 kilograms)
Empty Weight
1,797 lb
(815 kilograms)
Maximum Take-Off Weight
+474 lb
(+215 kg)
Weight Difference


1 x Argus As II engine developing 120 horsepower and driving two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Propulsion
99 mph
(160 kph | 86 knots)
Max Speed
13,123 ft
(4,000 m | 2 miles)
Ceiling
124 miles
(200 km | 108 nm)
Range
820 ft/min
(250 m/min)
Rate-of-Climb


MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


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


0
Hardpoints


D.V - Base Series Designation


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