AEG G.V

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AEG G.V
Role Bomber
National origin  German Empire
Manufacturer AEG
Introduction May 1918[1]
Primary users Luftstreitkräfte
Deutsche Luftreederei
Swedish Air Force[1]
Produced 1918
Developed from AEG G.IV

The AEG G.V was a biplane bomber aircraft of World War I, a further refinement of the AEG G.IV. The type saw limited production before the Armistice, and never entered operational service. It featured a 600 kg (1,320 lb) bombload.[1]

After the war, several were converted into 6-passenger airliners. It was the only large German World War I aircraft to see commercial duties in any significant capacity. Initially, passengers sat in an open cockpit, but a Limousine version was soon developed. AEG attached a cabin fairing to enclose the passenger area and outfitted the nose with a hinged door for baggage. Finally, a toilet was provided aft of the passenger cabin.

Operators[edit]

 German Empire
 Sweden

Specifications (AEG G.V)[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3 or 4
  • Capacity: 6
  • Length: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 27.24 m (89 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 89.5 m2 (963 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,700 kg (5,952 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,600 kg (10,141 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.IVa 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 194 kW (260 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph; 78 kn)
  • Ferry range: 1,160 km (721 mi; 626 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,325 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.78 m/s (547 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,281ft) in 6min

Armament

  • Guns: 2 or 3 manually operated 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine-guns
  • Bombs: 600kg (1,300lb) of bombs

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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