The CL.IV was designed as successor of the CL.II, an effective ground support aircraft. The design was specially focused on this task.
The CL.IV had a shorter, strengthened fuselage and an enlarged horizontal tail. These modifications gave the aircraft an improved manoeuvrability compared with the CL.II.
450 examples were built by Halberstadt and LFG (Roland) built another 250 examples.
|Length:||6,53 m||Wingspan:||10,74 m|
|Height:||2,67 m||Wing area:||27,6 m2|
|Empty weight:||726 kg||Max. start weight:||1057 kg|
|Max. speed:||186 km/hr||Climbing speed:||32 min to 5000 m|
|Cruising speed:||- km/hr|
|Range:||3,5 hours||Service ceiling:||- m|
|Engine type:||One Mercedes D-III rated 160 hp|
|Crew:||Two men: one aviator plus one observer/air gunner|
|Armament:||Two fixed forward firing 7,9 mm Spandau LMG 08/15 machine guns; one movable 7,9 mm Parabellum MG 14 machine gun. Maximum of 5x10 kg bombs|