Rohrbach Ro III
Type WerkNr. Registration History
R 2   J-BHAE Delivered to Mitsubishi 1927 as Mitsubishi Experimental Type R 2. After testing given to Nippon Koku KK in Sept. 1927 together with the R 1.Before it got Rolls-Royce Eagle engines.Bad ezperiences when testing led to the R 3
R 3     Built from parts from Germany  at Hiro Naval Arsenal . Modifications compared to R 2 made a real improvement
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Ro IIIa     "Stambul". Delivered to Turkey
Ro IIIa     "Smyrna". Delivered to Turkey

 

Type R III  Civil 2 + 10 seat flying boat or Military  3 - 4 seat reconnaissance flying boat   R IIIa "Rodra"   Military  3 - 4 seat reconnaissance flying boat  
Engine 2 Rolls-Royce Eagle IX 2 Lorraine-Dietrich
Dimensions Length 17.20 m,height 6.00 m, span 29.00 m, wing area 73.40 m2, aspect ratio 11.46 Length 17.20 m,height 6.00 m, span 27.55 m, wing area 73.40 m2, aspect ratio 10.34
Weights Empty 3600 kg, fuel 1000 kg, oli 80 kg, crew 160 kg, pay load 1460 kg,  load 2700 kg, flying weight 6300 kg Empty 4680 kg, fuel 780 kg, oli 60 kg, crew 160 kg, pay load 1010 kg,  load 2010 kg, flying weight 6690 kg
Performance Max. speed 175 km/h at sea level, , cruising speed 160 km/h at sea level, climb 2 m/sec., range 1440 km, endurance 9 h, service ceiling 4000 m, landing speed 112 km/h Max. speed 185 km/h at sea level, , cruising speed 170 km/h at sea level, climb 2 m/sec., range 850 km, endurance 5 h, service ceiling 3000 m, landing speed 110 km/h

 

Type R 2 (Japanese) R 3 (Japanese)
Engine 2 Hispano Suiza 2 Lorraine-Dietrich
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