Rumpler C.VI

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C.VI
Role High-altitude reconnaissance aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Rumpler

The Rumpler C.VI was a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft used by the Germans during the First World War. The aircraft was designed, along with the C.VII, based on the previous success of high-altitude Zeppelins, from which the engine was also taken: the Maybach Mb.IVa high-altitude high-compression engine. In order to operate in the thinner atmosphere, the aircraft also had a special carburetor and a radiator; however, the radiator was half-sized in order to reduce weight.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawson, Eric; Lawson, Jane (1996). (subscription required) The First Air Campaign, August 1914-November 1918. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Combined Books. p. 135.