Rumpler C.VII Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1917
Type: Long-Range, High-Altitude Two-Seat Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Rumpler Flugzeugwerke - Imperial Germany
Production Total: 320
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 26.90 feet (8.2 meters)
Overall Width: 41.50 feet (12.65 meters)
Overall Height: 10.50 feet (3.20 meters)
Weight (Empty): 2,315 lb (1,050 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,274 lb (1,485 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Maybach Mb IVa engine developing 245 horsepower driving two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Maximum Speed: 109 mph (175 kph; 94 knots)
Maximum Range: 364 miles (585 km)
Service Ceiling: 23,950 feet (7,300 meters; 4.54 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.92mm machine gun in fixed, forward-firing fuselage position.
1 x 7.92mm machine gun in rear trainable cockpit position.
Global Operators / Customers
Imperial Germany; Switzerland; United States (single example for evaluation); Yugoslavia
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
C.VII - Base long-range armed reconnaissance model
C.VII "Rubild" - High-altitude reconnaissance model; fitted with more specialized reconnaissance equipment; sans forward gun installation and other peripherals.