Rumpler 6B Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1916
Type: Naval Floatplane Fighting Scout
National Origin: Imperial Germany
Manufacturer(s): Rumpler Flugzeugwerke - Imperial Germany
Production Total: 88
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 30.84 feet (9.4 meters)
Overall Width: 39.53 feet (12.05 meters)
Overall Height: 11.48 feet (3.50 meters)
Weight (Empty): 1,984 lb (900 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,513 lb (1,140 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder liquid-cooled inline engine developing 160 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 95 mph (153 kph; 83 knots)
Maximum Range: 224 miles (360 km)
Service Ceiling: 16,404 feet (5,000 meters; 3.11 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.92mm LMG 08/15 fixed, forward-firing machine gun synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller.
Global Operators / Customers
Bulgaria; Finland; Imperial Germany; Netherlands
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
6B - Base Series Designation
6B-1 - Initial production model based on the Rumpler C.I two-seat fighting scout; 39 examples produced.
6B-2 - Second production model based on the Rumpler C.IV fighting scout; 49 examples produced.