AEG C.II

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AEG C.II
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft
Introduction 1915
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte

The AEG C.II was a German two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft produced in small numbers from October 1915. It was a slightly smaller version of the C.I with better performance, redesigned cockpit for both pilot and observer/bombardier, new rear mounting fora 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun, and the ability to carry four 10 kg (20 lb) bombs for light attack duties.[1]

Operators[edit]

 German Empire

Specifications (AEG C.II)[edit]

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.95 m (39 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 680 kg (1,499 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 138 km/h (86 mph; 75 kn)
  • Range: 580 km (360 mi; 313 nmi)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun
  • Bombs: Up to 40 kg (90 lb) of bombs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kroschel, Günter; Stützer, Helmut: Die deutschen Militärflugzeuge 1910-18, Wilhelmshaven 1977
  • Munson, Kenneth: Bomber 1914–19, Zürich 1968, Nr. 20
  • Nowarra, Heinz: Die Entwicklung der Flugzeuge 1914-18, München 1959
  • Sharpe, Michael: Doppeldecker, Dreifachdecker & Wasserflugzeuge, Gondrom, Bindlach 2001, ISBN 3-8112-1872-7