Rumpler Rubild

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Rumpler Rubild
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Rumpler
Introduction autumn 1917
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Developed from Rumpler C.IV
Variants Rumpler C.IV, C.V, C.VII, C.IX
Engine 260hp Mercedes D.IVa inline or
245hp Maybach Mb.IVa inline
Crew 2
Max Speed 175 km/h (109 mph) [1]
Climb 1000m in 2.3min
2000m in 4.3min
3000m in 8min
4000m in 13min
5000m in 21.5min
6000m in 33min [1]
Ceiling 7,300 m (24,000 ft) [1]
Endurance ~3:30 [1]

The Rumpler C.VI seems to have been the original designation of the Rumpler Rubild, a Rumpler C.IV variant designed for high-altitude photography. Like the C.IV, it featured a 260hp Mercedes D.IVa engine, but it also used a Messter strip camera. Appearing in autumn 1917, its numbers slowly increased to the point that 177 were serving in August 1918, the last date for which we have Frontbestand data.

Another version, the Rubild Mb substituted the Maybach Mb.IVa engine.[2]

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

Timeline [note 1]

Miniatures and Models

A Rumpler C.IV makes a fine substitute.


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gray, p.205.
  2. Herris, p.71.
  3. 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.