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Rumpler 4B

Страна: Германия

Год: 1914

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


Rumpler 4B 11
  Virtually a 4A 13 type land machine mounted on a float chassis and used during 1914 for reconnaissance work. The ungainly size and pontoon shape of the floats may be noted. Aircraft of this type were allocated Navy Numbers 49-51 and 86-90. Engine, 100 h.p. Benz Bz I. Span, 13.0 m. (42 ft. 7 7/8 in.). Length, 9.8 m. (32 ft. 1 7/8 in.). Height, 3.52 m. (11 ft. 6 5/8 in.) Weights: Empty, 810 kg. (1,782 lb.). Loaded, 1,030 kg. (2,266 lb.). Sped, 130 km.hr. (81.25 m.p.h.).

Rumpler 4B 12
  A development of the 4B 11 and a seaplane version of the 4A 14. Some eighteen of these aircraft were built and in use in 1915, mainly on reconnaissance and coastal patrol. Navy Numbers: 101-110, 241-243 and 436-440. Engine, 150 h.p. Benz Bz III. Span, 14.5 m. (47 ft. 7 in.). Length, 9.6 m. (31 ft. 6 in.). Height, 3.6 m. (11 ft. 9 3/4 in.). Weights: Empty, 960 kg. (2,112 lb.). Loaded, 1,280 kg. (2,816 lb.).
  Rumpler 4B 13 was the same aircraft but powered with 160 h.p. Gnome rotary.

O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Rumpler 4B 11
O.Thetford, P.Gray - German Aircraft of the First World War /Putnam/
Rumpler 4B 12
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Mobilization seaplanes on the ramp at Kiel-Holtenau in August 1914. Aircraft identified in this early wartime photograph include: Rumpler 4BIl (150hp Benz) from Warnemunde, Sopwith Bat-Boat 44 (which was never used operationally but merely for short local flights), Friedrichshafen FF19 23 and Albatros B I on floats, which was another machine taken over on the outbreak of war at Warnemunde. All aircraft are carrying red streamers from the bottom wings near the tips for identification purposes and are marked with the Iron Cross type of national insignia.