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Introduced in late 1917, the Hannover CL.II or Hannoveraner was a compact, manoeuverable two-seater designed for reconnaissance work but frequently employed as an escort and ground attack fighter. Its unique biplane tail provided the rear gunner with a better field of fire.
Hannover CL.II Specifications
Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Hannoversche Waggonfabrik AG
Type: Escort Fighter
First Introduced: Late 1917
Number Built: 639
Engine(s): 180hp (134 kW)
Opel-Argus As III inline engine
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Empty Weight:  
Gross Weight:  
Max Speed: 101 mph (165 km/h)
Ceiling: 24600ft (7500 m)
Endurance: 3 hours 30 mins
Crew: 2
Armament: 2 machine guns
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