|Developed from||Rumpler C.IV|
|Wingspan||12.6 m (41 ft 6 in) |
|Engine||245hp Maybach Mb.IVa inline|
|Armament||sync. fixed LMG08/15 and|
flexible rear Parabellum
|Max Speed||175 km/h (109 mph)|
|Climb||2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 9:47|
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 15:50
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 21:22
|Ceiling||7,000 m (23,000 ft) |
|Range||590 km (365 mi) |
The Rumpler C.VII was a Rumpler C.IV with a high-compression Maybach Mb.IVa engine, which gave it excellent performance at high altitude. Minor changes were made to the wing, reducing the wingspan slightly and increasing the chord. The C.VII excelled at high-altitude reconnaissance, where enemy fighters could rarely keep up with its speed.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Rumpler C.VII.
Timeline [note 1]
Miniatures and Models
A Rumpler C.IV makes a fine substitute.
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Lamberton, pp.224-225.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
- 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.