Rohrbach Romar

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Ro X Romar
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-00864, Ostsee, Rohrbach-Flugboot "Romar".jpg
Role Long-range commercial flying-boat
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Rohrbach Metall Flugzeugbau GmbH
First flight 1928
Primary users Deutsche Luft Hansa
French Navy
Number built 4

The Rohrbach Ro X Romar was a German long-range commercial flying-boat and the last aircraft designed and built by Rohrbach Metall Flugzeugbau GmbH.

Development[edit]

The Romar was the final production aircraft from Rohrbach and was a monoplane flying-boat with a crew of four or five and two cabins for a total of 12 passengers. The revised Romar II could accommodate 16 passengers. It had three BMW VIUZ Vee piston engines strut mounted above the wing. The first aircraft flew on 7 August 1928 and was unveiled at the Berlin Aviation Exhibition in October 1928. Only four aircraft were built, three were used on Baltic services by Deutsche Luft Hansa and one was supplied to the French Navy.

Operators[edit]

 France
 Weimar Republic

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4 or five
  • Capacity: 12
  • Length: 22.0 m (72 ft 2¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 36.90 m (121 ft 0¾ in)
  • Height: 8.50 m (27 ft 10¾ in)
  • Wing area: 170 m2 (1829.92 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 9900 kg (21826 lb)
  • Gross weight: 19000 kg (41888 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × BMW VIUZ Vee piston engine, 485 kW (650 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
  • Range: 4000 km (2485 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 2800 m (9185 ft)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oribis 1985, page 2816
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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