RUMPLER

E. Rumpler Luftfahrtzeugbau GmbH established at Berlin Johannisthal February 1909 by Austrian Dr Edmund Rumpler and R. Haessner. Began by building over 220 improved Taube monoplanes, adding from December 1913 2-seat biplanes leading to B.I trainer/recon built in land and seaplane forms (some by Pfalz). Early 1915 company restructured as Rumpler Flugzeugwerke, producing prototypes of C.I armed 2-seater, built by Rumpler, Hannoversche, Bayru, MFW, Pfalz, Rinne, Brandenburg and Germania. This led to C.IV and C.VII, latter highest-flying aircraft of war (23,950 ft [7,300 m] with gun and full load of cameras). Other types included G.I heavy bomber (about 60 built 1915-16), G.II, G.III and 7 types of fighters. Rumpler Limousine, passenger conversion of C.I, did not prevent liquidation 1920.

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