Rumpler C.Ia

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Rumpler C.Ia
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Rumpler
Introduction winter 1917
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built ~375
Developed from Rumpler C.I
Engine 180hp Argus As.III inline
Armament sync. fixed LMG08/15 and
rear flexible Parabellum MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 152 km/h (94 mph) [1]
Ceiling 5,100 m (16,600 ft) [1]
Endurance ~4:00 [1]

Hannover built a version of the successful Rumpler C.I as the Rumpler C.Ia. The C.Ia featured an 180hp Argus As.III engine (replacing the conventional 160hp Mercedes D.III), modified exhaust, and the pilot's machine gun was moved to the right side of the fuselage. While the Argus engine gave improved speed at low altitudes, it was less reliable and provided less speed at altitude. The C.Ia was used mostly on the Eastern Front. Though small numbers of them were tested in winter of 1917, its numbers peaked in mid-1917 when 162 were at the front. Around 375 of them were ordered.[2]

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

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gray, p.198.
  2. Herris, p.28.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • 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.