Rumpler 6B1

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Rumpler 6B1
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Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Rumpler
First flight July 1916[1]
Introduction Aug 1916[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 35[citation needed]-38[2]
Variants Rumpler 6B2
Wingspan 12.0 m (39 ft 6 in) [3] - 12.2 m (40 ft 0 in)[4]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III
Armament fixed sync. LMG08/15
Max Speed 153 km/h (95 mph)[5][3][4]
Climb 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 25:00[3]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[5][3][4]
Endurance ~4:00 [6][5][4]

The Rumpler 6B1 was a seaplane based on the successful Rumpler C.I. It was changed into a single-seater (which helped to compensate for the weight of the floats), and all but the three prototypes had the rounded tail of the Rumpler C.IV. A single synchronized LMG08 was mounted. Thirty-five production planes were built before it was replaced in production by the twin-gunned 6B2. But single-seat planes had by then fallen out of favor with the German Navy, so the latter was mostly used for training purposes.[1] Production was slow and the last 6B1 was delivered in May 1917.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Rumpler 6B.

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

Resources

Orthographic Drawings

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.124.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.96.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Angelucci, p.88.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.91.
  6. Gray, p.521.
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.
  • Jack Herris, Rumpler Aircraft of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-21-6.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607