Halberstadt D.II

Initially assigned to escort duties, the Halberstadt D.II was a manoeuvrable aircraft widely used on the Western Front in late 1916, early 1917. A refined version of the Halberstadt D.I, the D.II was soon followed by the D.III and D.IV models. As larger numbers of Albatros fighters began arriving at the front, the Halberstadts were withdrawn from combat and used as trainers.

Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Halberstädter Flugzeug-Werke GmbH
Type: Fighter
Entered Service: Summer of 1916
Number Built:
Engine(s): Mercedes D.II, liquid cooled, 6 cylinder inline, 120 hp
Wing Span: 28 ft 10½ in [8.8 m]
Length: 23 ft 11½ in [7.3 m]
Height: 8 ft 9 in [2.66 m]
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 1,696 lbs [771 kg]
Max Speed: 90 mph [145 km/h]
Ceiling: 13,123 ft [4,000 m]
Endurance: 1 hour 30 mins
Crew: 1
Armament: 1 machine gun