O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)
Halberstadt C VIII
Appearing in the summer of 1918, the C VIII would in all probability have followed the C V into production but for the cessation of hostilities. As it was, only one was built. This machine was type tested on 2nd October 1918. It was a large aircraft for a single-bay layout, and seems to have utilised much of the CL IV tail design. Engine, 245 h.p. Maybach Mb IV. Span, 11.985 m. (39 ft. 4 in.). Length, 7.35 m. (24 ft. 1 3/8 in.). Height, 2.95 m. (9 ft. 8 1/8 in.). Area, 33 sq.m. (356 sq.ft.). Weights: Empty, 928 kg. (2,042 lb.). Loaded, 1.363 kg. (2,999 lb.). Speed, 180 km.hr. (112.5 m.p.h.). Climb, 5,000 m. (16,400 ft.) in 21 min. To ceiling 9,000 m. (29,520 ft.) in 58 min. Duration, 34 hr. Armament, one Parabellum and one Spandau machine-gun.