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Halberstadt D.I

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Wingspan  8.8 m
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Manufacturer  Halberstädter Flugzeugwerke

Ww1 german halberstadt d iv fighter


The Halberstadt D.I was a prototype fighter aircraft built in Germany in 1916 as a scaled down version of the firm's earlier B.II two seater. It was a conventional, two-bay biplane with staggered wings of nearly equal span and fixed, tailskid undercarriage. The engine was the same Mercedes D.I that was fitted to the B.II, and a single machine gun was fitted. Two prototypes were evaluated by the Idflieg, their performance being found inadequate. The modifications required to bring the aircraft up to an acceptable standard would result in the Halberstadt D.II later the same year.

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Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Wingspan: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 23.6 m2 (254 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 550 kg (1,210 lb)
  • Gross weight: 740 kg (1,630 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.I, 75 kW (100 hp)
  • Armament

  • 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 08 machine gun
  • References

    Halberstadt D.I Wikipedia


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