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Rumpler constructed 58 medium bombers during the Great War, and the G.III was the most numerous model. The G.III arrived at the front in December 1916 and served at least through spring of 1918, when several were still on hand. Though a few were lost in accidents, none of the Rumpler G-types were ever shot down, a testament to the robustness. In 1917 Idflieg wisely decided to let Rumpler concentrate on their excellent high-altitude two-seaters and let other manufacturers such as A.E.G. and Gotha continue bomber development. The Rumpler factory designation was "6G2".[1][3] Frontbestand records show them still on hand in Feb 1918, but Lamberton states they continued to serve as night bombers through August 1918.[4]

Rumpler G.III
Rumpler G.III (RFQ).jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Rumpler
First flight Dec 1916
Introduction Dec 1916[1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 30[1]
Wingspan 19.3 m (63 ft 5 in) [2]
Engine 2×260hp Mercedes D.IVa inline
Armament flexible front Parabellum
flexible rear Parabellum
225 kg (500 lb) of bombs[1]
Max Speed 154 km/h (96 mph) [2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 11:30[2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 21:00[2]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft) [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Rumpler G.I.

Timeline [note 1]

 

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
16Q4-18Q2 Y B/B 24 11 5

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References

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[5]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Herris, p.170.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.224-225.
  3. Gray, p.526.
  4. Lamberton, p.161.
  5. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • Jack Herris, Rumpler Aircraft of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-21-6.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.