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The Rumpler C.I, aka the 5A2, was a well-liked two-seater with good speed and performance. It first arrived at the front in November-December 1915 and its numbers peaked in October 1916. It is a testament to the plane's popularity that its numbers trailed off very slowly, and some handful of them were still in front-line service in various roles at the end of the war. Approximately 425 were built for combat use. It had an even larger role as a trainer, with roughly 1,700 built specifically for training use.[1]

Rumpler C.I
Rumpler C.I flying over Ramla c1915.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Rumpler
First flight summer 1915[1]
Introduction Nov-Dec 1915[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built ~425 + 1700[1]
Variants Rumpler C.Ia
Wingspan 12.15 m (39 ft 10 in)[2] to 12.3 m (40 ft 5 in) [3]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III line or
160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament sync. fixed LMG08/15 and
rear flexible Parabellum MG
100 kg (220 lb)[2] of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 152 km/h (94 mph)[4][5][3][2]
Climb 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 25:00[3]
Ceiling 5,050 m (16,600 ft)[4][5][3][2]
Endurance ~4:00 [4][5][2]

It was built by Rumpler, Brandenburg, M.F.W, Germania, and Pfalz.[6]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Rumpler C.I.

Timeline [note 1]

 

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Official Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
15Q4-17Q4 Y B/B 12 11 5
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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[7]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Herris, p.28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Angelucci, p.81.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Gray, p.198.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.36.
  6. Lamberton, p.140.
  7. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • Jack Herris, Rumpler Aircraft of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-21-6.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711