Rumpler C.IV Articles on aviation - Aircraft
airports worldwide
Other aviation articles
Airport photos - free!
Aircraft photos - free!
Spacecraft pics - free!
Airports worldwide
Advertise for free!
Rumpler C.IV

By Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumpler_C.IV

Rumpler C.IV
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Rumpler Flugzeugwerke
Designed by Dr. Edmund Rumpler
Introduced 1917
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Variants Rumpler 6B-2

The Rumpler C.IV was a German single-engine, two-seat reconnaissance biplane. The C.IV was a development of C.III with different tail surfaces and using a Mercedes D.IVa engine in place of C.III's Benz Bz.IV. In addition to the parent company, the aircraft was also built by Pfalz Flugzeugwerke as the Pfalz C.I. Another variant of the basic design was the Rumpler 6B-2 single-seat floatplane fighter, with a 120 kW (160 hp) Mercedes D.III engine, built for the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy).

For a two-seater reconnaissance aircraft, Rumpler C.IV had an excellent performance, which enabled it to remain in front-line service until the end of World War I on the Western Front, as well as in Italy and Palestine. Its exceptional ceiling allowed pilots to undertake reconnaissance secure in the knowledge that few allied aircraft could reach it.

Specifications (C.IV)

Data from German Aircraft Of The First World War

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2, pilot and observer
  • Length: 8.41 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.66 m (41 ft 6½ in)
  • Height: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 33.5 m² (361.8 ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,080 kg (2,376 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,530 kg (3,366 lb)
  • Powerplant:Mercedes D.IVa water-cooled in-line, 194 kW (260 hp)

Performance

Armament

  • 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 with an interruptor gear
  • 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun on a ring mounting
  • 100 kg (220 lb) of bombs

See also

Comparable aircraft

Bibliography

External links




Text from Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply.


Published - July 2009














christianity portal
directory of hotels worldwide
 
 

Copyright 2004-2017 © by Airports-Worldwide.com
Legal Disclaimer