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C.III
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke
First flight Late 1917
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 6
Developed from Halberstadt C.I
Developed into Halberstadt C.V

The Halberstadt C.III was a German single-engined reconnaissance biplane of World War I, built by Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke.

Design[]

The Halberstadt C.III was a structurally similar C.I equipped with a Benz Bz.IV engine with a power of 200 hp. The aircraft's armament consisted of one front 7.92-mm machine gun LMG 08/15 Spandau and one turret 7.92-mm machine gun Parabellum mounted in the rear cockpit on a mobile turret.[1] It was developed into the Halberstadt C.V in late 1918.

Operators[]

 German Empire

Specifications[]

Data from German and Austro-Hungarian Aircraft Manufacturers 1908-1918[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.70 m (25 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.20 m (40 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)
  • Empty weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,310 kg (2,888 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 150 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
  • Endurance: 3 hours
  • Service ceiling: 5,100 m (16,732 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 10.42 m/s (2,051 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude:
    • 2,000 m (6,562 ft) in 3 minutes 12 seconds
    • 5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 23 minutes
    Armament
  • Guns:
  • 1x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 Spandau machine gun mounted in the forward fuselage port side
  • 1x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) on a flexible mounting in the rear cockpit
  • four 22 lb bombs

See also[]

References[]

  1. http://www.airwar.ru/enc/other1/halbc1.html
  2. Treadwell, Terry, 2010. German and Austro-Hungarian Aircraft Manufacturers 1908-1918. Stroud: Amberley Publishing.

External links[]

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