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Initially assigned to escort duties, the Halberstadt D.II was a maneuverable 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 As larger numbers of Albatros fighters began arriving at the front, the Halberstadts were withdrawn from combat and used as trainers.
German Air Service: Jasta 25
Halberstadt D.II Specifications
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: 1144 lb  (520 kg)
Gross Weight: 1,696 lb (771 kg)
Max Speed: 90 mph (145 km/h)
Ceiling: 13,123 ft (4,000 m)
Endurance: 1½ hours
Crew: 1
Armament: 1 machine gun
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