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Rumpler C.I

History

The Rumpler C.I was one of the first reconnaissance biplane entering German service in 1915. It was used until the end of the war.

Initially the aircraft was armed with one Parabellum machine gun for the gunner/observer, but later a fixed, synchronized Spandau machine gun was added. The Rumpler C.I was also used as a light bomber and it could take a bomb load of about 100 kg.

A version was Rumpler C.Ia, equipped with a 180 hp Argus As.III engine replacing the 160 hp Mercedes D.III.

The Rumpler 6B-1 was a single seat float version.

A series of Rumplers was delivered as unarmed trainers with a 150 hp Benz Bz.III engine. These trainers were kept in service until the end of the war.

 

Technical information Rumpler C.I
Dimensions:
Length: 7,85 m Wingspan: 12,15 m
Height: 3,06 m Wing area: 35,7 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 793 kg Max. start weight: 1300 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 150 km/u Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 4 hrs Service ceiling: 5050 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Mercedes D.III rated 160 hp
Crew: Two men: one aviator plus one observer/air gunner
Armament: 100 kg bombs; One fixed, forward firing 7,9 mm Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun

 

Technical information Rumpler C.IA
Dimensions:
Length: 7,85 m Wingspan: 12,15 m
Height: 3,06 m Wing area: 35,7 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 815 kg Max. start weight: - kg
Performances:
Max. speed: - km/u Rate of climb: - m/min
Range: 600 km Service ceiling: 5200 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Argus As III rated 180 hp
Crew: Two men: one aviator plus one observer/air gunner
Armament: 100 kg bombs; One fixed, forward firing 7,9 mm Spandau LMG 08/15 machine gun