Rumpler C. VII – Warbird Wednesday Episode #164

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are looking at a German biplane called the Rumpler C. VII that was designed for high altitude reconnaissance during World War I. The Rumpler C7 could reach up to 24,000 feet and had specialized camera equipment, a bigger wing, and a Maybach engine to operate in thinner air. The dangers of flying this aircraft were huge because of the risk of hypoxia and breathing pure oxygen. Allied pilots could not catch up to the Rumpler, except for the SE5, which posed a huge remote threat.