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| ENGINE||1 x 134kW Argus As III 9-cylinder liquid-cooled radial engine|
| Take-off weight||1081 kg||2383 lb|
| Wingspan||11.70 m||38 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.58 m||25 ft 10 in|
| Height||2.80 m||9 ft 2 in|
| Max. speed||165 km/h||103 mph|
| Ceiling||7500 m||24600 ft|
| ARMAMENT||3 x 7.92mm machine guns|
|Alberto Rizzi, e-mail, 23.06.2017 00:47|
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 14:47|
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, e-mail, 07.06.2012 14:57|
The picture definitely shows an in-line ,rather than radial engine.
|goodman, 20.06.2011 04:53|
This picture is of the CLIIIa mistakenly credited to Cpt. Eddie Rickenbacker I believe.
|David, e-mail, 10.08.2009 09:43|
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, e-mail, 08.09.2008 00:29|
Interesting picture, looks like it could have used some more horizontal stabilizer surface.
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