AEG C.VII

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C.VII
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft[1]
First flight December 1916[1]
Number built 2[1]

The AEG C.VII was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. It was developed from the C.IV but did not enter production. The C.VII was tested with two different wing arrangements, one with slightly tapered single bay wings and another with sharply swept upper wing.[1]

Specifications (AEG C.VII)[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.1 m (36 ft 5 in)
  • Empty weight: 758 kg (1,671 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,118 kg (2,465 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III 6-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 119 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.17 m/s (821 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,282ft) in 4min

Armament

  • Guns: * 1 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun
  • 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun in ring mount for observer

See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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