Originally Posted by Flamingo
it's a Halberstadt C.V on floats in Estonia
Joachim, this is right on the mark. This Halberstadt C.V 6905/18 (Av)
- built under licence by Aviatik - was captured by the Estonians from the German Landwehr.
The Landwehr in Estonia wanted to make contact with the White Russian North-West Army near Narva. On 8 and 9 June 1919, three German aircraft were sent to Narva from Latvia, with messengers as passengers. The operation was led by Oblt zur See Patze
, but it failed completely. All aircraft were confisquated by the Estonians when they landed near Narva, the crew and the messangers were taken prisoner and jailed for some time. The three machines were two D.F.W. C.V's and an Halberstadt C.V which had crashed.
All three were taken in the inventory of the Estonian Aviation Company. The Halberstadt C.V - later fitted with floats - got the Estonian serial number 53
This was probably the only Halberstadt C.V fitted with floats
Flamingo has the right to the full 1,0 point but .... Yavor really got quite close so it is fair to allott 0.4 points to him.
Score at the end of Challenge #375
13.3 Rod Filan
6.1 Colin A. Owers
6.0 Eric Goedkoop
5.5 FOKKERJ Feuchtwanger
5.3 Der Grüne Flieger
5.0 Tom L
4.4 Ross Moorhouse
1.2 Ransom E. Olds
1.0 Mike Westorp
1.0 Peter Zambori
0.5 Martin Irvine
Look at precedent breguet's challenge:Aeroplanes 1914 - 1918 - Breguet's Aircraft Challenge --
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