Rumpler C.X

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C.X
Role Observation aircraft
National origin German
Manufacturer Rumpler
First flight 1918
Number built 1

The Rumpler C.X, given the company designation Rumpler 8C 14, was a German two-seater, developed from the earlier Rumpler 8C 13 prototype by Rumpler in early 1918. The prototype had a similar wing cellule to the C.VII, and was initially powered by a 260 hp (194 kW) Mercedes D.IVa engine, later powered by a 240 hp (179 kW) Maybach Mb.IVa engines). The C.X had the highest top speed and service ceiling of all German C-type aircraft and an order was placed for the aircraft in August 1918. However, only a few were built and tested before the war ended.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Over the Front, Volume 23,[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.12 m (10 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 29 m2 (310 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 950 kg (2,094 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,385 kg (3,053 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Maybach Mb.IV 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 180 kW (240 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)
  • Endurance: 3⅓ hours
  • Service ceiling: 7,800 m (25,591 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.07 m/s (604 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 6,000 m (20,000 ft) in 27 minutes, 7,800 m (25,600 ft) in 59 minutes

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Over the Front (League of World War I Aviation Historians) 23: 78. 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Gray, Peter; Thetford, Owen (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London,: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6.