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 As larger numbers of Albatros fighters began arriving at the front, the Halberstadts were withdrawn from combat and used as trainers.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:
Halberstadt D.II Specifications
Halberstädter Flugzeug-Werke GmbH
Summer of 1916
Mercedes D.II, liquid cooled, 6 cylinder inline, 120 hp