Rohrbach Ro IX Rofix
Type
Single seat fighter
Engine
1 BMW VI
Dimensions
Length 9.50 m, height 3.70 m, span 14.00 m, wingarea 28 m2, aspect ratio 7.0
Weights
Empty 1320 kg, fuel 330 kg, crew 80 kg, flying weight 1850 kg
Performance
Max. speed at sea level 257 km/h, at 3000 m 285 km/h, at 5000 m 265 km/h, landing speed 105 km/h, climb to 1000 m 2.0 min., to 3000 m 7.0 min., to
5000 m 14.0 min., max. altitude 8000 m, service ceiling 7600 m, range 770 km
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
 
22
 
Crashed on 27/1 1927 during landing (The pilot Werner Landmann survived)
 
23
 
Crashed on 15/7 1927 after 48 flights. (Pilot Paul Bäumer was killed)
The Turks, who were the only airforce actually using their Rohrbach aircraft, as opposed to using them to study stressed-skin construction, were very happy with the Ro-III’s and ordered 50 Rohrbach fighter aircraft. The fighter aircraft were named the Ro-IX Rofix. It was of a very advanced design, with a strutless parasol wing, armed with two 8mm machine guns, and powered by a 450 bhp BMW engine. The Ro-IX Rofix first flew during 1926, but the prototype crashed during a test-flight in January 1927. The second prototype crashed in June 1927, and the turks never took delivery of the aircrafts