Rumpler G.I

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Rumpler G.I
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Role Bomber
Manufacturer Rumpler
First flight 4 Sep 1915 [1][2]
Introduction 1915[2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 4 [1]
Wingspan 19.3 m (63 ft 5 in) [3][2]
Engine 2×150hp Benz Bz.III inlines
Armament flexible nose Parabellum
150–200 kg (330–440 lb) of bombs [1][2]
Crew 3
Max Speed 145 km/h (90 mph)[4][2] - 150 km/h (93 mph)[3]
Climb 800 m (2,620 ft) in 7:00[4][2]
3,280 ft (1,000 m) in 9:00[3]
6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 21:00[3][2]
9,800 ft (3,000 m) in 43:00[3]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 120:00 [4][2]
Service Ceiling 13,100 ft (4,000 m)[3][2]
Range 600 km (370 mi)[2]
Endurance ~4:00 [4]

A small batch of the Rumpler G.I, aka the Rumpler 5A15, was built in 1915 for operational evaluation. The plane proved useful and it was followed by the Rumpler G.II.[1] According to Lamberton, they were withdrawn in August 1916.[5], but Frontbestand shows one on charge on 31 Oct 1916.[6]

Their serial numbers were G.15-18/15. G.15/15 saw operational evaluation by Kampgeschwader der Obersten Heeresleitung, while G.17/15 and G.18/15 served with Brieftaubern Abteilung Metz.[1]

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

Timeline [note 1]

Miniatures and Models

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Herris(Rumpler), p.158.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Herris(G-Type), p.172.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gray, p.524.
  5. Lamberton, p.161.
  6. 6.0 6.1 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, German G-Type Bombers of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-26-1.
  • 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. ISBN 9780900435027