Hannover CL.III
1917
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Hannover CL.III

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Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 134kW Argus As III 9-cylinder liquid-cooled radial engine
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1081 kg2383 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan11.70 m38 ft 5 in
    Length7.58 m25 ft 10 in
    Height2.80 m9 ft 2 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed165 km/h103 mph
    Ceiling7500 m24600 ft
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.92mm machine guns

Comments
Alberto Rizzi, 23.06.2017

The CL III had a 160 HP Mercedes D III engine; the CL IIIa (like the former CL II) had the 180 HP Argus engine.

Barry, 26.08.2016

Designed by Hermann Dorner, the CL III replaced the earlier CL II and was unusual in that it had a biplane tail which was not generally found on smaller aircraft such as this. However,the tail offered a better field of fire to the observer. Some 617 were produced from 1916 onwards .

Brian Johnston, 07.06.2012

The picture definitely shows an in-line ,rather than radial engine.

goodman, 20.06.2011

This picture is of the CLIIIa mistakenly credited to Cpt. Eddie Rickenbacker I believe.

, 20.06.2011

Hannover CL.III
1917

David, 10.08.2009

Not sure about the engine description. I believe it was an in line engine of either 160 or 180 hp. This picture is of the CLIIIa mistakenly credited to Cpt. Eddie Rickenbacker I believe.

Lester, 08.09.2008

Interesting picture, looks like it could have used some more horizontal stabilizer surface.

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