History

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.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 6,53 m Wingspan: 10,74 m
Height: 2,67 m Wing area: 27,6 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 726 kg Max. start weight: 1057 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 186 km/hr Climbing speed: 32 min to 5000 m
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 3,5 hours Service ceiling: - m
Miscellaneous:
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

 


November 12, 1918 a Halberstadt CL.IV, serial 8131/18, landed near Spekholzerheide and entered Dutch service as H482.

 


Serial German Werknr. German Bestellnr. Date in service Date out of service Notes
H482 8131/18 1212 12-11-1918    

 


1/72nd Scale

Kits

  • Joystick
    • Kit JOY2: a vacu formed kit
  • Ardpol Models
    • Kit 72-009: A resin kit
  • L├╝demann
    • Kit LRXX: A resin kit of Halberstadt CLIV/CLS1 (Strahle Luftverkehr)

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1/48th Scale

Kits

  • Karaya
    • Kit 1001: Halberstadt Cl.IV (first production batch, short fuselage)
    • Kit 1002: Halberstadt Cl.IV (Rol.) - second series made by Roland factory , long fuselage
    • Kit 1003: Halberstadt Cl.IV (Rol.) - international users
  • Mirage Hobby
    • Kit 480004: Halberstadt CL.IV (Rol)
    • Kit 481314: Halberstadt CL.IV (Rol

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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.

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 3.   Pag. 66 - 67 1989 Uitgever: Argus Books, Hempsted
Camouflage en Kentekens J. Greuter e.a.   1997 Uitgeverij Bonneville, Bergen (NH)
Air Enthusiast no.80 The Historical Aviation Journal: Unexpected Windfalls Bart van der Klaauw Pag. 54 - 59 1999 Uitgever: Key Publishing, Stamford

 

Websites.

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