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Halberstadt G.I
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Halberstädter Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H. (Halberstadt)
First flight spring 1916
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte

The Halberstadt G.I was a German prototype medium bomber built by Halberstädter Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H. during World War I.

Design[]

It was a two-seat biplane equipped with two 160 hp (120 kW) Mercedes D.III engines. The aircraft's armament consisted of one or two Parabellum MG14 7.92 mm (0.312 in) machine guns mounted in the rear cockpit on a flexible mount. Maximum bomb load was 440 lb (200 kg).[1]

Development[]

The Halberstadt G.I first flew in spring 1916, but test results showed no real improvement over existed G-series aircraft, and the Luftstreitkrafte rejected the design for consideration into production.

Specifications (G.I)[]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9 m (29 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.5 m (50 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,220 kg (2,690 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,895 kg (4,178 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engines, 120 kW (160 hp) each
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed-pitch propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 152 km/h (94 mph; 82 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 or 2 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns
  • Bombs: 440 lb (200 kg) of light bombs

See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gray, Peter; Thetford, Owen (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London,: Putnam. p. 425. ISBN 978-0-370-00103-6. 

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