Rumpler 4B11

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Rumpler 4B11
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Rumpler
Introduction 1914
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 8 [1]
Variants Rumpler 4B12
Wingspan 13.0 m (42 ft 8 in) [2]
Engine 100hp Benz Bz.I inline
or 100hp Mercedes D.I inline[2]
Crew 2[3]
Max Speed 109 km/h (68 mph)[2]
or 130 km/h (81 mph)[1]

The Rumpler 4B11 was a floatplane based on the earlier Rumpler 4A13 landplane and unsuccessful 4B1 seaplane. Roughly eight of them were built and used during 1914 for patrol work. [1]

Five were ordered in 1914 but one was not delivered. The rest arrived in August through December 1914. They served mostly at the Holtenau and Putzig bases.[2]

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

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gray, p.514.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nowarra, p.58.
  3. Nowarra, pp.206-207.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070