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Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Halberstadt CL.II

History

Early 1917 IDFlieg released a specification for a new aircraft type, CL. This type was meant to escort reconnaissance aircraft an for ground attacks.
Halberstadt developed an CL type based upon the rather unsuccessful Halberstadt D.IV fighter.
It was a wooden single engined biplane, with a machine gun for the gunner/observer. The Cl.II was approved in may 1917 and entered production.
Halberstadt built about 700 examples and BFW, Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke, built 200 examples.

Versions.

  • CL.II: main production version, equipped with a 150 hp Mercedes D.III engine.
    • CL.IIa: equipped with a BMW IIIa engine. Few were built for testing purposes.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 7,5 m Wingspan: 10,77 m
Height: 2,75 m Wing area: - m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 773 kg Max. start weight: 1133 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 165 km/hr Climbing speed: 5 min to 100 m
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 3 hours Service ceiling: 5100 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: Rated Mercedes D-III van 160 hp
Crew: Two men; one aviator plus one observer/air gunner
Armament: One or two fixed forward firing 7,9 mm Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun plus one movable 7,9 mm Parabellum MG 14 machine gun.

 


The first Halberstadt CL.II, serial 6315/17 landed December 31, 1917 near Sas van Gent. It was interned as H414.
April 2, 1918 a second CL.II, serial 14252/17 of 2nd Marine Feld Jasta, flown by Uffz. Matrose Paul Zeidler, landed near Aardenburg and was interned as H415.

Halberstadt CL.II 14252/17 van de 2e Marine Feld Jasta, geïnterneerd op 2 april 1918 te Aardenburg. Uffz. Matrose Paul Zeidler. Ned. reg. H415. V.l.n.r.: 1e is lt.vl. J.E. Lioni, 2e Matr. Paul Zeidler.
Halberstadt CL.II 14252/17interned April 2, 1918 near Aardenburg.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Halberstadt CL.II H414, ex 6315/17.
Halberstadt CL.II H414, ex 6315/17.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Halberstadt CL.II H414, ex 6315/17.
Halberstadt CL.II H414, ex 6315/17.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Halberstadt CL.II H414, ex 6315/17.
Halberstadt CL.II H414, ex 6315/17.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]

 


Serial Werknr. Bestellnr. Date in service Date out of service Notes
H414 6115/17   13-12-1917    
H415 14252/17   02-04-1918    

 


1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Ardpol Models
    • Kit 72-047: A resin kit of Halberstadt CLII with photo etched parts
  • Formaplan
    • Kit C7: a vacu formed kit.
  • Lüdemann
    • Kit LR27: A resin kit

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Set P039: WW1 Propellor (Halberstadt CLII,Albatross)

Decals

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1/48th Scale

Kits

  • BlueMax
    • Kit 202: --
  • MirageHobby
    • Kit 481308: Halberstadt CLII Schusta/Schlasta
    • Kit 481306: Halberstadt CLII (Early Version)
    • Kit 481401: Halberstadt CLII Schusta/Schlasta 27b met lozenge decals.

Modelling add-on

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    • Set --: --.

Decals

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Scheme Colour name FS number BS number Humbrol XtraColor Vallejo Model Color Vallejo Model Air
                 

Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

 


Literature.

Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart in Beeld. deel 1. Hugo Hooftman Pag. 31 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
KLu Vliegtuigen: De vliegtuigen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht vanaf 1913 Wim Schoenmaker & Thijs Postma Pag. 15 1987 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
Aircraft Archive Aircraft of World War One; Volume 1.   Pag. 77 - 79 1989 Uitgever: Argus Books, Hempsted
Air Enthusiast no.80 The Historical Aviation Journal: Unexpected Windfalls Bart van der Klaauw Pag. 54 - 59 1999 Uitgever: Key Publishing, Stamford
Camouflage en Kentekens J. Greuter e.a.   1997 Uitgeverij Bonneville, Bergen (NH)

 

Websites.

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