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Halberstadt C.V/C.IX

Страна: Германия

Год: 1918

Two-seat photographic reconnaissance

Halberstadt - D.V - 1917 - Германия<– –>Halberstadt - C.VII/C.VIII - 1918 - Германия


В.Кондратьев Самолеты первой мировой войны


ХАЛЬБЕРШТАДТ C-V / HALBERSTADT C-V

   Также в январе 1918-го главный конструктор "Хальберштадтер Флюгцойгверк" Карл Тейсс создал очередную модификацию удачной машины со значительно увеличенным размахом. Поскольку установленный на ней мотор уже не укладывался в мощностные ограничения класса "CL", самолету присвоили индекс C-V.
   "Хальберштадты" C-V, как правило, не несли бомбовой нагрузки. Зато их оборудовали аэрофотоаппаратами, радиостанциями и электрообогревом кабин. В такой комплектации большинство этих машин применялось в качестве дальних высотных разведчиков.
   Помимо фирмы-разработчика, CL-IV строили на заводе "Роланд", a C-V выпускали по лицензии на предприятиях фирм Авиатик, BFW и DFW. По окончании войны единичные экземпляры "Хальберштадтов" оказались в Голландии, Эстонии, Польше, на Украине и в Советской России. В 1922 году правительство РСФСР закупило в Германии еще 20 машин.
  
  
ДВИГАТЕЛЬ
  
   "Бенц", 200 л.с. (C-V).
  
  
ВООРУЖЕНИЕ
  
   1-2 синхронных "Шпандау" и 1 турельный "Парабеллум", до 50 кг бомб.


А.Александров, Г.Петров Крылатые пленники России


В семействе двухместных "Хальберштадтов" одним из последних стал "Ц-пятый": высотный дальний фоторазведчик с мотором "Бенц" 220 л. с. И выбор двигателя, обладавшего достаточной высотностью, и размах крыльев, достаточно большой, обеспечивали аппарату потолок до 5000 м и дальность полета до 600 км. Вооружение состояло из неподвижного "Шпандау" по левому борту и подвижного "Парабеллума" в кабине наблюдателя. Модель создавалась в начале 1918 г. и выпускалась по крайней мере четырьмя заводами до завершения конфликта. Неизвестно, попадался ли данный тип русским авиаотрядам во время Гражданской войны, тогда как после нее советское правительство закупило 18 "Хальберштадтов Ц. V" и 2 июня 1922 г. они прибыли в Петроград на пароходе "Хансдорф" (Hansdorf). Сначала они поступили в 1-й отдельный разведывательный авиаотряд, но через год были переданы военным летным школам, где тоже не задержались. На представленном снимке (61) изображен аппарат без привычных красных звезд, но сохранивший оригинальный "текстильный" камуфляж на крыльях и оперении и сфотографированный в Москве примерно в 1923 г.


O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)


Halberstadt C V

   With the implementation of the "America Programme" during the final year of the war and the consequent expansion of most of the German flying units, the Halberstadt C V was scheduled to supplement the photographic Fl. Abt. Unaccountably this type appears to have been overlooked by historians in the past, even though it was produced in considerable numbers and built under licence by at least three sub-contractors.
   Designed for high-altitude, long-distance (Fernerkunder) reconnaissance and photographic work, the C V initially appeared in the early months of 1918. It was extensively tested, and one airframe, 1246/18, was critically assessed and finally tested to destruction over the period 26th March to 22nd April 1918, at Adlershof. However, it was mid-summer before the type became operational.
   The high-aspect-ratio wings were of considerable span for a two-seater, and contributed to increased efficiency at altitude. The high-compression 220 h.p. Benz Bz IV engine also improved altitude performance.
   Superficially, the fuselage and tail surfaces resembled those of the CL IV, but were proportionately larger, and the communal cockpit was abandoned for the more conventional arrangement. Installation of the 220 h.p. Benz motor was similar to the CL IV, with bulbous metal panels at the front and metal panels adjacent to the cylinder block, the fore part of which protruded. The chimney-type manifold exhausted over the upper wing. The remainder of the fuselage was of wooden construction, with slab sides and a rounded top decking which tapered to a horizontal knife-edge aft; it was covered with a thin plywood skin. A sliding "trap door" located in the floor of the rear cockpit moved laterally to allow the camera lens to be exposed when "shooting" was in progress. Fin and tailplane, which was attached direct to upper longerons, were of wooden construction with fabric covering; the balanced rudder and one-piece balanced elevator were of light-gauge steel tube, and likewise fabric covered.
   The two-bay high-aspect-ratio wings were of uniform chord, fabric covered and based on two spruce main spars. The front spar was of I-section reinforced with 2 mm. ply between the flanges. The rear spar was a more orthodox hollow box-spar faced with 1.5 mm. ply. The leading edge was a channelled wooden member, and the trailing edge was a light wooden slat. Some of the earlier models had both upper and lower wingtips raked and the aileron balances inset, but in the main production variant only the upper wingtips were raked and the large, horn-balanced ailerons were overhung. Their framework was of steel tubes and actuation was through torque tubes, again in similar manner to the CL types. Supported on splayed steel-tube "N" struts, the wide centre-section of the upper wing had a large V-shaped cut-out to improve the pilot's upward vision: the flush radiator and gravity fuel tank were mounted in the starboard and port sides respectively. In the lower wings the tips were rounded with a compound elliptical profile (reminiscent of the D.F.W. C V), and the roots again featured the characteristic washout to smooth the airflow.
   The undercarriage was of conventional vee-type chassis of streamlined steel tube with two spreader bars, sprung with multiple steel springs. The ash tailskid was mounted and hinged to a small under-fin as on the CL IV.
   Together with their Rumpler C VII contemporaries, the Halberstadt C Vs performed yeoman service in providing photographic intelligence during the final months of the war. They were obliged to operate under the inordinately difficult conditions of frequent retreat, and in the face of continually increasing Allied fighter opposition.

TECHNICAL DATA
   Description: Two-seat photographic reconnaissance.
   Manufacturers: Halberstadter Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H. (Halb.).
   Sub-contractors: Automobil und Aviatik A.G. (Av.); Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke A.G. (Bay.); Deutsche Flugzeug-Werke G.m.b.H. (Dfw.).
   Power Plant: One 220 h.p. Benz Bz IV 6 cylinder in-line water-cooled engine fitted with high-compression cylinders.
   Dimensions: Span, 13.62 m. (44 ft. 8 3/4 in.). Length, 6.92 m. (22 ft. 8 1/2 in.). Height, 3.36 m. (11 ft. 0 1/4 in.). Area, 43 sq.m. (464.4 sq.ft.).
   Weights: Empty, 930 kg. (2,046 lb.). Loaded, 1,365 kg. (2,730 lb.).
   Performance: Maximum speed, 170 km.hr. (106.25 m,p.h.). Initial climb, 2,000 m. (6,560 ft.) in 3.2 min.; 5,000 m. (16,400 ft.) in 23 min. Duration, 3 1/2 hr.
   Armament: One fixed Spandau machine-gun mounted to port forward and one manually operated Parabellum machine-gun in rear cockpit.


Halberstadt C IX
   The C IX was, in effect, yet another C V variant; it was the same airframe with the Austrian 230 h.p. Hiero engine installed. Doubtless it was the intention to supply such machines for use by the Austro-Hungarian Air Force, but it seems unlikely any were delivered. Engine, 230 h.p. Hiero. Data, as for C V. Weights: Empty, 950 kg. (2,090 lb.). Loaded, 1,380 kg. (3.036 lb.). Armament, one Parabellum and one Spandau machine-gun.


L.Andersson Soviet Aircraft and Aviation 1917-1941 (Putnam)


Halberstadt C V

   A number of German Halberstadt biplanes of different models were captured or interned by Germany's adversaries and by neutral Holland during the last phases of the First World War and in the following period, and others were sold. In this way Halberstadt aircraft found their way to Estonia, Lithuania, Holland and Poland. Eighteen Halberstadt C Vs were purchased by the Soviet Union in 1922. They arrived in Leningrad on board the steamer Hansdorf on 2 June 1922. Construction numbers included 2430 to 2435, 2437, 2440, 2441 (possibly 2430 to 2441), 2792/1216/18, 2799, 2808 and 1358/3460/18.
   The Halberstadt C V was designed by an engineer named Theiss for high-altitude long-distance reconnaissance and photographic work. Flown for the first time early in 1918 it was to serve in the German reconnaissance units along with the contemporary Rumpler C VII during the final stages of the war. About 550 were built by the Halbertstiidter Flugzeugwerke GmbH, BFW, Aviatik and DFW. Being a two- bay biplane with straight high-aspect-ratio wings without dihedral the Halberstadt C V had wings and tailplanes of wooden construction with fabric covering. There were horn-balanced ailerons at the tips of the upper wing. On the lower wing the tips were rounded. The egg-shaped vertical fin was typical of Halberstadt aircraft and the single-piece rudder and elevator were horn-balanced. All control surfaces had steel-tube structure and fabric covering. A conventional V-type undercarriage made of streamlined steel-tube was fitted and the tailskid was mounted on a small under-fin.
   The fuselage had slab sides and rounded top decking and tapered to a horizontal knife-edge aft. It was mainly plywood-covered but aluminium metal plates were used for the areas around the engine, which was mounted with the cylinder block protruding. The engine was a 220hp six-cylinder inline water-cooled Benz IV driving a two- bladed wooden propeller. A chimney-type exhaust manifold was fitted. The radiator and a gravity fuel tank were located in the centre section of the upper wing. Armament comprised a fixed forward-firing 7.9mm machine-gun and a flexible gun mounted on a gun ring for the observer.
   The Halberstadt C Vs were rather short-lived in RKKVF service. They were used by the 1st Otdel'nyi razvedivatel'nyi aviatsionnyi otryad based near Leningrad until relegated to training work in 1923, just one year after their introduction into service. The Voenno-Tekhnicheskaya Shkola in Leningrad, the Voenno-Teoricheskaya Shkola, the Military School of Pilots and Observers and the Flying otryad of the Military School of the KVF had two each but all were withdrawn from use after a short time.

   220hp Benz BzIV
   Span 13.62m; length 6.98m; height 3.36 ; wing area 43 nv
   Empty weight 930kg; loaded weight 1,362kg
   Maximum speed 170km/h; climb to 1,000m in 3.2min; ceiling 6,500m; endurance 3 1/2hr; range 600km


J.Herris Halberstadt Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: CL.IV-CLS.I & Fighters (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 45)


Halberstadt C.V

  The Halberstadt C.V looked like an enlarged, two-bay development of the Halberstadt CL.IV. When the C.V first flew in early March 1918, it demonstrated excellent climb and flying qualities much better than existing C-type aircraft. In fact, the flying qualities of the C.V approached those of the much smaller and lighter Halberstadt CL-types. It was considered to be the best Nahaufklarung und Artillerieflugzeug (short-range reconnaissance and artillery spotting aircraft). These aircraft, including the Halberstadt C.V, were powered by the 200 hp Benz Bz.IVu engine, a high-altitude version of the standard 200 hp Benz Bz.IV that had higher compression. Due to its excellent climb and maneuverability, the Halberstadt C.V was considered superior to the LVG C.V, LVG C.VI, Rumpler C.IV, and the DFW C.V.
  On 14 March 1918, a C.V flown by company test pilot Karl Voight, reached 5,000 m in 24.3 minutes, an excellent time; it was the fastest rate of climb of any C-type powered by the Benz Bz.IVг engine. The Albatros C.XV required 27.9 minutes to reach 5,000 m, the second fastest climb of a C-type powered by the Benz Bz.IVu. Only the Hannover C.IV and Rumpler C.VII, powered by the 245 hp Maybach Mb.IVa engine, exceeded this climb rate (the Hannover C.IV took 21 minutes and the Rumpler C.VII took 23.8 minutes).
  Idflieg reported that the flight evaluation of the Halberstadt C.V was completed by the end of March 1918 and the aircraft was in production at Halberstadt.
  Static load tests performed between 26 March and 22 April revealed all tests were passed except Case A, pulling out of a dive. In this case, the wing attachment fittings and turnbuckles had to be strengthened. The fin and rudder also required reinforcing gussets and the rear fuselage required strengthening (lightened longerons were replaced by solid ones).
The first ten C.V aircraft reached the front by the end of June, 1918. Evaluations from front-line units revealed a few further modifications for strengthening were needed. In particular, the lift cables had to be changed from 4mm to 5mm diameter.
  Operational experience revealed the C.V was very maneuverable and had a good upward view for the pilot. However, due to the short fuselage, pitch sensitivity was high and landing the C.V was difficult. The C.V bounced easily on landing and a tail skid land was impossible. Strengthened undercarriages built by Halberstadt and Aviatik were load tested on 8 October 1918, indicating that was also an issue.
  License production was first undertaken by BFW in Munich. Soon DFW of Leipzig also received an order. It is not known when the BFW-built C.V aircraft started reaching the front, although Idflieg's 1918 production quotas promulgated in March called for BFW to start delivering 80 aircraft a month from July and continue that pace through December. C.V(DFW) 4101/18 was load tested between 16 July and 6 August, the prolonged testing due to modifications to the basic design by DFW.
  C.V production was also ordered at Aviatik, with the load test of C.V (Av) 6801/18 performed between 28 August and 13 September 1918. Again some strengthening was required to pass the test; only on the third version of the undercarriage did Aviatik pass that portion of the test. Unfortunately, the companies assigned license production often made unauthorized 'improvements' that had to be re-engineered to pass the load tests, wasting valuable time and engineering resources.
  Used in its intended role, the Halberstadt excelled, having excellent flight qualities, maneuverability, and climb rate. However, when used for long-range reconnaissance missions for which it was not designed, crews were disappointed. The Rumpler C.VII was designed for high-altitude, long-range missions. It could handle the high altitudes and additional weight of the cameras and other equipment.


Halberstadt C.V Specifications
Engine 200 hp Benz Bz.IVu
Span, upper 13.62 m
Span, lower 12.85 m
Chord, upper 1.60 m
Chord, lower 1.60 m
Gap 1.49 m
Wing Area 38.94 m2
Length 6.92 m
Weight empty 930 kg
Weight loaded 1,360 kg
Speed 180 km/h
Climb
2,000 minutes 4.5
3,000 minutes 9.7
4,000 minutes 15.7
5,000 minutes 25.9
Benz Bz.IVu rated above 2,000 m; often given as 240 hp


Halberstadt C.V Production Orders
Date Quantity Serials Notes
March 1918 50 Not known Work # 1219, 1246 known
April 1918 150 C.3350-3499/18 Work # 1248-1397
April 1918 100 C.2900-2999/18 Bay built
May 1918 200 C.4100-4299/18 DFW built
June 1918 2 C.5974-5989/18 Known number range
June 1918 150 C.6800-6949/18 Aviatik built
June 1918 100 C.6600-6749/18 Bay built
August 1918 200 C.8700-8899/18 Bay built
September 1918 100 ? Aviatik built
September 1918 100 2 DFW built
October 1918 60 2
November 1918 50 2 Cancelled?
November 1918 100 2 Aviatik built; cancelled?
November 1918 100 2 Bay built; cancelled?
License production by Aviatik, Bay (also called BFW for Bayerische Flugzeug Werke), and DFW.



Halberstadt C.IX

  The Halberstadt C.IX was simply a C.V airframe fitted with a 230 hp Hiero engine. The Hiero was an Austro-Hungarian engine and the resulting prototype was intended for evaluation by the Austro-Hungarians to determine if the aircraft should be built for the Luftfahrtruppen.
  By the time this aircraft was built the end of the war was in sight and apparently only the one prototype was built.



Afterword: Halberstadts Postwar by Colin Owers

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  Some 13 CL.II and nine CL.IV fighters, together with 18 C.V reconnaissance biplanes were taken into US custody and inspected in Europe, but very few made it back to the USA. An inventory of Enemy Material in the USA of 27 August 1919, lists five Halberstadt C types, five Halberstadt C.V and one Halberstadt (spares). One of these was a CL.II as 6312(/17) that was offered for sale without engine for $250 in the 1920s at an Army sale of unwanted aircraft. This particular CL.II had been found in a Zeppelin hangar at Treves in France in an unserviceable condition.
  The Estonian Aviation Regiment obtained a number of Halberstadts of different varieties as illustrated. C.V 6905/18 was captured at Narva in 1919 and given the Serial No. 9. This was the C.V that was turned into a floatplane. In 1921 four C.V biplanes, four CL.IV (Rol) were purchased from the German stores at Vamdrup in Denmark.
  Amongst the approximate one hundred German aircraft that Lithuania captured or purchased were the following Halberstadt biplanes as tabulated at right.
  Polish Aviation used more than 20 Halberstadt CL.II, CL.IV, and C.V aircraft, which were found at Lawica/Poznan airfield after the end of WWI. The biggest part were remnants from the German Fliegerersatz-Abteilung 4 Posen and smallest come from Mokotow / Warszawa, ex German Fliegerbeobachterschule Warschau and Albatros-Militar-Wekstatten (REFLA) Warschau. Thirteen Halberstadt CL.IIs and CL.IIAs were refurbished at Poznan (most received new Polish numbers) and two were refurbished at Warsaw/Mokotow. All went to Squadrons at the front or to flying schools. Four Polish Halberstadt CL.IIs were lost during the Polish-Russian war. All Polish Halberstadt CL.IVs came from Lawica (two had Mercedes D.III engines and one (C.5894/18) had a Benz Bz.IV engine) and were used by 2 EW and 14 EW squadrons. One of them was captured and used by Russia, one was lost in Germany after the war (pilot got lost and crashed during a storm). All twelve Polish Halberstadt C.Vs were refurbished at Lawica. Most of them were from BFW production. Most were used during the Polish-Russian war in 2. Eskadra Wielkopolska. One aircraft, C.V C.8843/18, mounted a carrier for four 12.5 kg P.u.W. bombs. At least three Halb. C.Vs were lost during the Polish-Russian war and one fell into Russian hands.
  Soviet Russia used a number of Halberstadt types either captured during the Civil War and following conflicts, or purchased in the 1920s. Halberstadt CL.IV and C.V biplanes are known to have carried the Red star of the Soviets.
  Switzerland purchased Halberstadt C.V (DFW) 4146/18 via the IAACC in January 1920, and entered service with the Swiss air force as Serial 704. This machine was used mainly for high altitude training flights, however the lack of spares caused the Halberstadt to be withdrawn in June 1921 after only about 20 flying hours. It was then scrapped. Three Halberstadts also came onto the Swiss civil register. CH68 was registered as a CL.II but was a modified CL.IV with two-bay wings; two C.V biplanes were CH72 and CH85.
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J.Herris - Halberstadt Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: CL.IV-CLS.I & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (45)
Halberstadt C.V early production as shown by national insignia, Summer 1918
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Halberstadt C.V 3415/18, Fl.Abt.(A) 222, Summer 1918
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Halberstadt C.V(D.F.W.) 4165/18
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4185/18; DFW-built C.Vs were painted in a light gray with five-color printed fabric covering their flying surfaces.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6863/18 War Prize sent to Canada postwar
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Halberstadt C.V ‘3', FA(A) 199b, Summer 1918
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay), Unknown unit, Summer 1918
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Halberstadt C.V Star Unknown unit
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Polish Halberstadt C.V(Bay) C.6644/18 "I" from II Eskadra Wielkopolska, Spring 1919.
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Halberstadt C.V floatplane conversion. Estonian '53', formerly C.V(Av) 6898/18
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Halberstadt C.IX prototype
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Prototype Halberstadt C.V at Adlershof in February-March 1918. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Prototype Halberstadt C.V at Adlershof. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 2901/18 at Adlershof. It was the second aircraft of the first batch built by Bay. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 2914/18 ready for a mission with a good supply of signal flares.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 2942/18 of FliegerAbteilung (A) 222 with its air crew and ground crew. (Reinhard Zankl)
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Halberstadt C.V C.3415/18 of FliegerAbteilung (A) 222 with its crew. The white/dark/white fuselage band is probably the unit marking.
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This detail of the photo above shows the number '1313' on the fin. This is the works number. This is the works number for C.3415/18.
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Halberstadt C.V work number 1334 was likely C.3436/18. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V in the hands of French Escadrille 35, postwar. The works number on the rudder is 1376, which may have corresponded to C.3478/18. LVG C.VI W/Nr 4732 is in the background. (Reinhard Zankl).
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The crew of Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4135/18 of FI.Abt.(A) 298b ready for flight. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halb C.V (DFW) 4135/18 of FI.Abt.(A) 298b. The crew is observer Lt. Karl Gross and pilot Offstv. Kapfhammer All photos were taken at Les Baraques airfield in the summer of 1918.
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4183/18 on a home visit surrounded by teachers and children. A bulge along the side of the observer's cockpit characteristic of DFW-built Halberstadt C.V likely provided storage for flare cartridges. (Peter M. Grosz collection/ STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4185/18 from FliegerAbteilung (A) 279 was captured on 28 October 1918 after it landed in the vicinity of Manacourt, 15 km from Toul. The crew identified the location of their unit as Les Baroches. These photos show the aircraft with its original German markings.
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Halb C.V (DFW) 4185/18 retouched to try to remove all of the background detail. The cross insignia on the upper right wing has been completely overpainted with an American cockade, but the painting of the cockade on the left upper wing was not yet complete.
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4185/18 from FliegerAbteilung (A) 279 captured on 28 October 1918 after its original German markings were over-painted by Allied markings. The aircraft flying surfaces were covered by camouflage fabric. The fuselage was slate gray fading to dull green near the tail with a white rudder. The aircraft had a wireless and electrical heating, but no bomb racks. The date stamped on the lower left wing was 12/8/18, indicating manufacture on August 12, 1918. The crew were on a mission to drop propaganda leaflets over the American lines. They claimed they lost their way in the fog, mistook Italian soldiers for Austrians, and decided to land and orient themselves. There they surrendered to five unarmed Americans.
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 41xx/18. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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The crew pose with their aircraft, Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 6619/18. The characteristic speckled camouflage is well-shown. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 6729/18 at Trier postwar before being flown (above) and after being overturned on landing (below).
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6803/18 at Trier postwar. Benz Engine Number 35202 was installed. (Charles G. Thomas)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6804/18 with outer wings removed at Trier postwar. The white lettering on the fin seems to say "In Treue Fest" (Firmly Devoted) which is the motto of the Bavarian Royal Family.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6863/18 postwar photographed at Chingford aerodrome in the UK before being shipped to Canada as war reparations. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6863/18 upon its arrival in Canada. There were no visible differences between C.V aircraft built by Halberstadt and the license manufacturers other than the style of markings and camouflage and the Aviatik decals on Aviatik-built aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6863/18; a two-color diagonal band has been over painted and is barely visible. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6863/18 upon its arrival in Canada. There were no visible differences between C.V aircraft built by Halberstadt and the license manufacturers other than the style of markings and camouflage and the Aviatik decals on Aviatik-built aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
The best German short-range two-seater was the Halberstadt C.V. Its wingspan was twice its length, giving it good climb and maneuverability but making it hard to land due to its short-coupled fuselage.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6930/18 with its Benz Bz.IVu removed for maintenance. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Early production Halberstadt C.V. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Early production Halberstadt C.V on the factory airfield. The C.V combined a long, two-bay wing for climb and maneuverability with a short fuselage to minimize weight. The short fuselage gave minimal pitch stability that caused problems during landing. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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J.Herris - Halberstadt Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: CL.IV-CLS.I & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (45)
Early production Halberstadt C.V. Introduced into combat late in June, 1918, the Halberstadt C.V was the best German short-range reconnaissance aircraft of the war based on its good maneuverability, good climb rate, and excellent handling qualities.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) aircraft in Allied hands at Trier after the Armistice. On January 8, 1919, 21 C.V aircraft were delivered to the USAS at Trier as part of the Armistice agreement. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
Looking like a larger, two-bay Halberstadt CL.IV, the Halberstadt C.V was the best general-purpose German two-seater in the last months of the war. For good high-altitude performance it had a large wing that spanned twice the length of the fuselage. It was powered by the 240 hp Benz Bz.IVau overcompressed engine.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) at its factory in Munich fitted with wood wheels to conserve rubber.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) at Adlershof in August-September 1918 during the Typenprufung (type-test) for this license-built aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V being given a pre-flight inspection. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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From left, Junkers D.I, Fokker D.VII, and Halberstadt C.V of Kampfgeschwader Sachsenberg aircraft at Swinemunde (today's Swinoujscie, in Poland) on the Baltic in 1919.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) in US hands, photographed after the armistice. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) aircraft in American hands at Trier postwar.
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Halberstadt C.V with personal five-pointed star insignia initials 'H7' painted on the tail. (Charles G.Thomas)
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Halberstadt C.V in the field.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay); C.V aircraft built by Halberstadt and BFW (Bay) generally had an all white fin and rudder. The fins of C.V aircraft built by Aviatik and DFW generally was covered by camouflage printed fabric. Most C.V aircraft had a white rudder. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) photographed at Adlershof. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) of an unknown unit. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) at Adlershof in August-September 1918 during the Typenprufung (type-test) for this license-built aircraft. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) after the Armistice with American soldiers outside the famous Zeppelin hangar at Trier. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V flown by FliegerAbteilung (A) 287b. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Close-up of Halberstadt C.V of FliegerAbteilung (A) 287b in the field.
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Halberstadt C.V of postwar FliegerAbteilung 429 at Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, in early May 1919. FA 429 had 7 aircraft at this time. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V '7' of Bavarian Flieger Abteilung (A) 199 and crewman.
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Halberstadt C.V '7' of Bavarian FliegerAbteilung (A) 199 and crewman, who may be the same person shown on the facing page. Perhaps this is aircraft '7' as shown with him?
J.Herris - Halberstadt Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: CL.IV-CLS.I & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (45)
A pilot photographed with his Halberstadt C.V of an unknown unit. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V with Halberstadt designer Karl Theis (2nd from left) and Pour le Merite naval ace Gotthard Sachsenberg (3rd from left). (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V of Bavarian FliegerAbteilung (A) 199 with ground crew.
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Halberstadt C.V and personnel of Flieger Abteilung 429 at Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, in early May 1919. FA 429 had 7 aircraft at this time. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Personnel of Freikorps FliegerAbteilung 429 in late May 1919 and one of their Halberstadt C.V aircraft at Schloss Schoneberg/Deutsch-Eylau, East Prussia. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Personnel of Freikorps FliegerAbteilung 429 in late May 1919 and one of their Halberstadt C.V aircraft at Schloss Schoneberg/Deutsch-Eylau, East Prussia. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) fuselage at the German stores at Vamdrup in Denmark. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Light-colored LVG C.VI 7154/18 if photographed at Breslau in 1919; a Halberstadt C.V heads the lineup at left.
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Halberstadt C.V aircraft; the C.V on the right was C.3388/18. A Fokker D.VII in the left background indicates it was not the Halberstadt factory, but likely a postwar collection point in Germany, possibly Furth or Schleissheim. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V is among Junkers monoplanes and a Fokker D.VII on the right of the Wainoden Zeppelin hall postwar. Junkers D.I(Jco) D.9166/18 is first in line on the left. This location is now Vainode in Latvia. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V '3' of Bavarian Flieger Abteilung (A) 199 in flight.
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) with DFW Logo on the nose being transported. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V data plate.
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A pilot and his girlfriend photographed in unarmed Halberstadt C.V 3382/18, probably soon after the Armistice. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V CH-181 in Swiss postwar civil service. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V with USAS cockades and Allied personnel after the Armistice. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Personnel and guests of the II Eskadra Wielkopolska in front of Halberstadt C.V C.6646/18 with painted on white shield girl's name Janka (?) at nose. Kleka airfield, Spring 1919. (Piotr Mrozowski)
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Group of airmen from II Eskadra Wielkopolska at front of unknown Halberstadt C.V with Death poster fastened to the nose. Kisielewicze n/Bobrujsk Airfield, winter 1919/1920. (Piotr Mrozowski)
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Halberstadt C.V (number not known) from II Eskadra Wielkopolska with poster "Pilot and Death" motive. At front of the aeroplane from left: Observer Leon Rader and Lt. Pilot Stefan Luczak, Winter 1919/1920. (Piotr Mrozowski)
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Fragment of poster showing The Death playing to Pilot motive. This poster was fastened to the nose of one Halberstadt C.V from II Eskadra Wielkopolska. (Piotr Mrozowski)
L.Andersson - Soviet Aircraft and Aviation 1917-1941 /Putnam/
"Хальберштадт" C-V советских ВВС
The eighteen Halberstadt C V two-seaters acquired in 1922 were assigned to a reconnaissance otryad in Leningrad but were short-lived in RKKVF service.
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Halberstadt C.V used by Red Russian aviation with early national insignia; German markings were overpainted by red rhombuses. (Peter M. Grosz collection/ STDB)
А.Александров, Г.Петров - Крылатые пленники России
(КПР 61)
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Latvian Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4237/18 as originally restored in 1920, Latvian serial '19'. It served in the 3rd Squadron between 1921 and 1923.
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Fokker D.VII(OAW) 8595/18 (#4) flown by Lt. Munters, has crashed into Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4237/18 (#19), both ex-Sachsenberg. (Moshe Bukhman)
This is thought to be the accident that finally ended in it being written off when it hit a Halberstadt C.V at the training squadron.
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Latvian Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4237/18 '19' on skis after a minor crash by Karlis Skaubitlis on 20 February 1922. It was subsequently repaired and returned to service.
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4237/18, formerly with KG Sachsenberg, was given Latvian serial '19'. It was still in service with the Training Squadron on 1 September 1935. The crash details are unknown, but after the crash it was assigned to the Aviation School/Training Squadron as an instructional airframe.
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) 4237/18, Latvian serial '19', here as an instructional airframe with the Latvian Aviation School/Training Squadron after 1935.
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Lithuanian Halberstadt C.V in flight over a winter landscape circa 1922. (Moshe Bukhman)
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Parade of the Estonian Airforce at Lasnamae/Tallinn in 1923. Fourth from right is Halberstadt CL.IV(Rol) '61' (work no.4328); sixth from right Halb. C.V(DFW) '62' (work no. 2436). The C.V was written off as the result of a crash on 2 July 1923.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6898/18, formerly of postwar FA 413 /KG Sachsenberg, being repaired and converted to a floatplane in Estonia in 1920. Assigned Estonian serial '53', it was in service with the Sea Squadron until 26 August, 1926, when, in its wheeled configuration, it was crashed by Sub.-Lt. Mickel Parsman. It had been converted back to landplane configuration earlier in 1926. After that crash it was not repaired.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6898/18 under restoration and modification into a floatplane in Estonia. It was assigned Estonian serial '53'. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Estonian Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6898/18 '53' modified to have floats with crewmen. It is almost restored in the upper photo and fully restored in the lower photo.
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6898/18 '53' (ex-FA 417/KG Sachsenberg) fully restored and ready to enter service with the Estonian Sea Squadron. It was captured east of Narva on 9 June 1919 and initially given serial '13'. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6898/18 '53' (ex-FA 417/KG Sachsenberg) fully taxiing on the water after its conversion to a floatplane. (Moshe Bukhman)
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Estonian Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6898/18 '53' after being crashed by Sub.-Lt. Mihkel Parsman on 26 August, 1926. Converted by the Estonians into a floatplane, it was used for years until being converted back to landplane configuration in 1926. After the above crash it was not repaired. It was formerly with KG Sachsenberg and was captured at Narva on 9 June 1919. The radiator was right of centerline and the fuel tank was to the left. (Moshe Bukhman)
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Unrestored Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 on display in the Belgian Army Museum in Brussels. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 in the Belgian Army Museum, Brussels. The C.V did not feature a spinner and the spinner backing plate was not normally fitted. The aircraft is now being restored.
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Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 in the Belgian Army Museum, Brussels. The C.V did not feature a spinner and the spinner backing plate was not normally fitted. The aircraft is now being restored.
J.Herris - Halberstadt Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: CL.IV-CLS.I & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (45)
Unrestored Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 on display in the Belgian Army Museum in Brussels. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 on display in the Belgian Army Museum in Brussels. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 in the Belgian Army Museum. The lighter, unfaded color is where the engine cowling covered the fuselage camouflage.
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Halberstadt C.V 3470/18 on display in the Belgian Army Museum in Brussels. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.IX prototype. The C.IX was simply a C.V fitted with a Hiero engine. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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The Halberstadt C.IX, powered by a 230 hp Hiero engine, was built on order for the LFT. It is shown here prior to its maiden flight on 19 August 1918 on the Halberstadt airfield.
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Halberstadt C.IX prototype showing its Hiero engine. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.IX prototype. The cockpit picture shows Austro-Hungarian instruments and a Schwarzlose machine gun mounted for pilot. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.IX prototype cockpits. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Austro-Hungarian Halberstadt C(?) with Hiero engine. Note replaced position wing cooler with gravity tank at wing center section typical for Hiero engines.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Halberstadt C VII (???)
J.Herris - Halberstadt Aircraft of WWI. Volume 2: CL.IV-CLS.I & Fighters /Centennial Perspective/ (45)
Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 6609/18 from FAA 275 on its nose. The C.V was difficult to land due to minimum pitch stability from the short fuselage. The long wings meant that the wings needed to be level on touch-down or a wing tip could dig in as here. The zig-zag around the rear fuselage is a unit marking. Note the center-section canvas covering on the right side only. The left side was made of plywood so the pilot could grab it when entering and leaving the cockpit. Note: the lozenge 90 degree wings covering typical for licence-built Halberstadt (BFW) manufacture. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Crashed Halberstadt C.V of an unknown unit. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V after its landing gear collapsed displayed its light rib tapes. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Two views of a BFW-built Halberstadt C.V after the landing gear collapsed while being flown by an American pilot at Trier postwar. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V 3448/18 of FliegerAbteilung 46b after wrecking its undercarriage in a rough landing. A few signal flares remain it is large flare storage rack beside the observer's cockpit. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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The Halberstadt C.V had limited pitch stability due to its short fuselage, causing many landing accidents. This page and the facing page show that. Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6911/18 of FA 417//LG Sachsenberg at Peterfeld, Latvia, the WWI airfield of Artillerie Fliegerschule Ost II, after a bad landing probably the end of April, 1919, during the spring thaw. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6902/18 of FA 417/KG Sachsenberg, crashed by Averdam and Ruppricht at Vainode, probably in May 1919. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6920/18 after a landing accident. The marginal pitch stability of the C.V made landings much more difficult than usual.
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Hit by Estonian ground fire, Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6905/18 of KG Sachsenberg, nosed over in a field behind a broadcloth factory between the Sala railway station and the Yamburg road east of Narva (Yudenich's territory) on 9 June 1919. The plane was apparently crewed by pilot Vzfw. Preis and observer Lt. Friedrich von Patze on a diplomatic mission from Riga. Preis was dressing Patze's wounds when shot and severely injured by an Estonian soldier. Both men were arrested and placed in a POW camp, where Preis was severely mistreated despite his wounds. He was freed by the Danish Red Cross on 12 August 1921, but Patze remained behind until September. Damage to the aircraft was substantial, hence it was never repaired nor flown, although issued Estonian serial '12' "under repairs" in 1921. It was declared derelict in 1922 and written off in 1923. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Hit by Estonian ground fire, Halberstadt C.V(Av) 6905/18 of KG Sachsenberg, nosed over in a field behind a broadcloth factory between the Sala railway station and the Yamburg road east of Narva (Yudenich's territory) on 9 June 1919. The plane was apparently crewed by pilot Vzfw. Preis and observer Lt. Friedrich von Patze on a diplomatic mission from Riga. Preis was dressing Patze's wounds when shot and severely injured by an Estonian soldier. Both men were arrested and placed in a POW camp, where Preis was severely mistreated despite his wounds. He was freed by the Danish Red Cross on 12 August 1921, but Patze remained behind until September. Damage to the aircraft was substantial, hence it was never repaired nor flown, although issued Estonian serial '12' "under repairs" in 1921. It was declared derelict in 1922 and written off in 1923. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) C.6905/18 of FA 417/KG Sachsenberg being righted by Estonian soldiers at Narva. Assigned Estonian serial 12, it was never restored..
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Also hit by Estonian ground fire, Halberstadt C.V(Av) C.6898/18 of KG Sachsenberg nosed over next to 6905/18 on the Yamburg road at about the same time. Apparently it was piloted by Lt. Horst Sawatzke with passenger Herbert Buschmann on a diplomatic assignment to General Rodzyanko, who happened to be on the spot and insisted on Buschmann's release, without success. Both were also placed in a POW camp; Sawatzki was released along with Preis and Buschmann - due to Gen. Gough's (Head of the Allied Mission in the Baltics) intervention. Damage to 6898/18 was less than that to 6905/18, and 6898/18 was initially given Estonian serial '13' but then repaired with afloat undercarriage under serial '53'.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) crashed by an American pilot at Trier postwar.
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These photos illustrate the story of Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 6729/18 at Trier postwar. In accordance with the Armistice terms the US Air Service received 21 Halberstadt C.V aircraft at Trier on January 8, 1919. Many, including C.V(Bay) 6729/18, were flown by the Americans. Many of these were crashed because the short fuselage gave them limited pitch stability and they were difficult to land. Above C.V(Bay) 6729/18 on its back after a bad landing, and below American troops right the aircraft.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 6655/18 of FliegerAbteilung (A) 222 after it was crashed. An Ica camera in its mounting bracket is visible in the foreground. (Reinhard Zankl)
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Halberstadt C.V crashed by an American pilot at Trier postwar. (Peter M. Grosz collection/STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V (Bay) 6620/18, which was crashed at Trier by a US pilot.
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) 6620/18 crashed at Trier while in US possession postwar. (Peter M. Grosz collection/ STDB)
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) after a crash.
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Halberstadt C.V Factory Colors
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Halberstadt C.V(DFW) Factory Colors
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Halberstadt C.V(Av) Factory Colors
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Halberstadt C.V(Bay) Factory Colors
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
В.Кондратьев - Самолеты первой мировой войны
"Хальберштадт" C-V
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Halberstadt C.V
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Halberstadt C.V
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Halberstadt C.V