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CL.II Luftstreitkrafte Schlasta 26b, 1918 

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Expected release date is 30th Mar 2023

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CL.II Luftstreitkrafte Schlasta 26b, 1918
World War I

Historical Note:


Reorder Expected Arrival - DEC 15TH, 2022


The Halberstadt CL.II was a German two-seat escort fighter/ground attack aircraft of World War I. It served in large numbers with the German Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Army Air Service) in 1917-18. 

The CL.II entered service in August 1917, and proved extremely successful, its excellent manoeuvrability, rate of climb and good field of fire for its armament allowing it to match opposing single-seat fighters. It also proved to be well suited to close-support, which became the primary role of the CL-type aircraft, the units operating them being re-designated Schlachtstaffeln (Battle flights).

Ground support by the Schlachtstaffeln proved very effective, being used both in support of German attacks and to disrupt enemy attacks. An early example of the successful use of CL type aircraft in the ground attack role was during the German counterattack on 30 November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai, where they were a major factor in the German performance.

The success of the German tactics at Cambrai, including the use of close air support, resulted in the Germans assembling large numbers of CL-types in support of the Spring Offensive in March 1918, with 38 Schlachtstaffeln (equipped with the CL.II, CL.IV and the Hannover CL.III) available, of which 27 were deployed against the British forces during the initial attack Operation Michael The CL.II continued in service until the end of the War.

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A limited-edition series of 1:72 scale model aircraft from World War I. The exclusive stand features a new articulating mount that allows you to seamlessly pivot the model in virtually any direction or angle to create a custom scene. Each handsome and historically accurate hand-cast resin model is crafted and painted by hand! Now, your customers can follow the Red Baron over the fields of France and relive timeless tales of classic aviator aces and dogfights that changed aviation – and the world – forever with the Wings of The Great War collection. Order now as most aircraft in this series are of very limited production.

Info: CL.II Luftstreitkrafte Schlasta 26b, 1918 Display Model

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  1. Loose parts 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jul 2021

    This model is a good one. The one I received had loose parts in the box which was disappointing.