Rumpler G.II

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Rumpler G.II
Rumpler G.II.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Rumpler
Introduction summer 1916
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 24 [1]
Developed from Rumpler G.I
Wingspan 19.3 m (63 ft 5 in) [2][1]
Engine 2×220hp Benz Bz.IV inlines
Armament flexible nose Parabellum and
flexible rear Parabellum
Max Speed 164 km/h (102 mph)[1] - 169 km/h (105 mph) [2]

Operational experiments with the Rumpler G.I led to the more powerful Rumpler G.II. Most G.IIs saw service with Kagohl 2, wich served on the Eastern Front, in Bulgaria, and finally on the Western Front in October 1916. Their serial numbers were G.106-117/15 and G.119-130/15.

The last of the series was modified to use the 260hp Mercedes D.IVa, presaging the Rumpler G.III.[1]

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

Timeline [note 1][edit]

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:144 Scale[edit]

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale[edit]

Resources[edit]

Orthographic Drawings[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Herris, p.162.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • 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.