Rumpler 6B2

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Rumpler 6B2
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Rumpler
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 45[1]-50[2]
Wingspan 12.6 m (41 ft 6 in) [3]
Armament 2×fixed sync. LMG08/15
Climb 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 25:00[3]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft) [3]

After the Rumpler 6B1 had been a moderate success, an improved model with twin machine guns and better aerodynamics was ordered in 1917. By the time it was delivered, the German Navy had moved away from single-seat seaplanes. Though it saw some action, many 6B2's served as trainers, and four were sold to Austria-Hungary.[1] The last 6B2 was delivered in January 1918.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Rumpler 6B.


Miniatures and Models

A Rumpler 6B1 makes a fine substitute.

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Herris, p.124.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.96.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
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.
  • 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.