|First flight||summer 1915|
|Number built||~425 + 1700|
|Wingspan||12.3 m (40 ft 5 in) |
|Engine||150hp Benz Bz.III line or|
160hp Mercedes D.III inline
|Armament||sync. fixed LMG08/15 and|
rear flexible Parabellum MG
|Max Speed||152 km/h (94 mph)|
|Climb||3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 25:00|
|Ceiling||5,050 m (16,600 ft)|
The Rumpler C.I, aka the 5A2, was a well-liked two-seater with good speed and performance. It first arrived at the front in November-December 1915 and its numbers peaked in October 1916. It is a testament to the plane's popularity that its numbers trailed off very slowly, and some handful of them were still in front-line service in various roles at the end of the war. Approximately 425 were built for combat use. It had an even larger role as a trainer, with roughly 1,700 built specifically for training use.
It was built by Rumpler, Brandenburg, M.F.W, Germania, and Pfalz.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Rumpler C.I.
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Miniatures and Models
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- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Herris, p.28.
- Lamberton, pp.224-225.
- Gray, p.198.
- Munson, p.36.
- Lamberton, p.140.
- 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.
- Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711