The Rumpler C.VIII was developed as an operational trainer for crew almost ready to enter their operational status.
The type could also be used for operational purposes.
In 1917 It made its first flight and at the end of the same year it entered operational service with several training groups.
|Length:||8,4 m||Wingspan:||12,2 m|
|Height:||3,2 m||Wing area:||33,6 m2|
|Empty weight:||1050 kg||Max. start weight:||1485 kg|
|Max. speed:||140 km/hr||Climbing speed:||- m/min|
|Cruising speed:||- km/hr|
|Range:||500 km||Service ceiling:||7500 m|
|Engine type:||One Maybach Mb IV rated 240 hp|
|Crew:||Two men: one aviator plus one observer/air gunner|
|Armament:||One machine gun; 50 kg bombs.|