69. Halberstadt C.V
THE German Halberstadt two-seaters of WWI were synonymous with speed,manoeuvrability and combat proficiency. Our 69th DATAFILE marked the third occasion on which we documented these remarkable warplanes, the subject of this volume generally considered to be one of the best short-range reconnassance aeroplanes of its day. Built by three sub-contracters, as well as by the parent company,the Halberstadt C.V was well-liked by its crews and performed its various roles efficiently,initial problems with undercarriage failures notwithstanding. For all that, the C.V has not been well served by the surviving photo record;the best of what is available being presented in this 32 page monograph by Peter M Grosz. It is therefore doubly fortunate that a single specimen survives, currently displayed at the Royal Army Museum in Brussels,many photos of which appear in this book for the benefit of modellers.
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