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Rumpler C.III/C.V

Страна: Германия

Год: 1916

Фронтовой самолет

Rumpler - 6B - 1916 - Германия<– –>Rumpler - C.IV - 1916 - Германия

В.Кондратьев Самолеты первой мировой войны


  Дальнейшим развитием удачной машины стал C-III - самолет с улучшенной аэродинамикой, более мощным мотором, синхронным пулеметом "Шпандау" и бомбовой кассетой в фюзеляже. Это был в самом широком смысле слова универсальный аппарат, способный выступать во всех ролях, от бомбардировщика до перехватчика.
  "Троек" построили довольно мало - всего 75 штук, так как уже в конце 1916-го появился еще более усовершенствованный образец - C-IV.
  "Бенц", 220 л.с.
  1 синхронный "Шпандау" и 1 турельный "Парабелум", а также - до 100 кг бомб.

O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)

Rumpler 5A 4
  This machine, built during winter 1915/1916, was an obvious link between the C I (5A 2) and the C III (6A 5). There was a C II (5A 3) scheduled but no record of it having been built. Engine, 160 h.p. Mercedes D III. Weights: Empty, 640 kg. (1,408 lb.). Loaded, 1,120 kg. (2,464 lb.).

Rumpler C III (6A 5)
  Appearing in 1916, the Rumpler C III differed little from the C IV, into which it was developed. It was chiefly distinguished by the comma rudder and the large angular balances on the ailerons. The decking aft of the rear cockpit had a peculiar compound curvature, but this was later modified to an orthodox decking and the designation 6A 6 allocated. Engine, 220 h.p. Benz Bz IV. Span, 12.66 m. (41 ft. 6 1/2 in.). Weights: Empty 953 kg. (2,097 lb.). Loaded, 1.470 kg. (3,234 lb.).

Rumpler C V
  This type was virtually a C III (6A 5) airframe fitted with a 260 h.p Mercedes D IVa engine. Apart from the tail surfaces, construction was identical to the C IV. Armament, one Spandau and one Parabellum machine-guns.

O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Rumpler 5A 4
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
The Rumpler C III two seater was a development of the widely used C I with the one major difference that it lacked any form of fixed fin. In the event, this deletion was to be the design's downfall. Using a 220hp Benz Bz IV, the C III entered service in early 1917, but was withdrawn from operations within a month or so following a spate of crashes, attributed to the machine's lack of adequate latitudinal, or yawing control at low speed. It is reported that around 75 C IIIs had been delivered by Rumpler prior to the type's withdrawal from service.
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Rumpler C V