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Smaller and lighter than the Hannover CL.II, the Hannover CL.IIIa began appearing in the skies above the front in early 1918. With its unique biplane tail, this two-seater was very manoeuvrable and easy to fly. Primarily designed for reconnaissance, the CL.IIIa was also employed as an escort and close support plane.
Hannover CL.IIIa Specifications
Country: Germany
Manufacturer: Hannoversche Waggonfabrik AG
Type: Reconnaissance
First Introduced: Early 1918
Number Built: 537
Engine(s): Argus AS III, 6 cylinder inline, liquid cooled
Wing Span: 38 ft 5 in (11.70 m)
Length: 24 ft 10 in (7.58 m)
Height: 9 ft 2 in (2.80 m)
Empty Weight:  
Gross Weight: 2,378 lbs (1,081 kg)
Max Speed: 103 mph (165 km/h)
Ceiling: 24,600 ft (7,500 m)
Endurance: 3 hours
Crew: 2
Armament: 3 machine guns
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