Air Force

HALBERSTADT C.V


Halberstadt #19 Halberstadt #19

Source: Abandoned by Germans

Acquired: 1919

Type: 2-seater reconnaissance

Engine: Benz D.IV, 220 hp

Dimensions
Length: 6.9 m
Wing Span: 13.9 m
Height: 3.35 m
Max Speed: 170 km/hr

Range: 500 km

Maximum Ceiling: 5,000 m

Known Serial Numbers: 19, 22

Notes

  • #19
    • Serial no. 4237/18 - among the aircraft abandoned at Spilve when the Germans retreated.
    • A commission examined these aircraft and determined their airworthiness or suitability for repair. #4237 was a fuselage without wings, undercarriage without tyres. The cockpit was ruined. The decision was that this aircraft could be made serviceable only with the greatest of repair.
    • January 24, 1921 - After major overhaul and repair, #4237 is placed on active service.
    • February-March, 1923 - Flown by Skaubitis and Ritenbergs, participates in the tactical flight exercise in Latgale.
    • August 21, 1923 - damaged in a ground collision with Fokker D.VII #4.
    • 1924 - continues to appear on the roster of the reconaissance squadron.
    • June 15, 1924 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Spilve.
    • 1925 - no longer appears on the active roster of aircraft.
  • #22
    • Original Serial no. 13658/18
    • This Halberstadt, built in the military aviation workshops 'Arsenals, (project begun in 1925 and completed in 1927) was a copy of #19.
    • 1927 - the first flight of #22 (Karlis Skaubitis)


    Sources

    - Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Gray & Thetford German Aircraft of the First World War
    - Jane, Fred T. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919
    - Windsock Datafile #69 (Halberstadt C.V)







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