AEG PE

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PE
Role Ground-attack aircraft
National origin  German Empire
Manufacturer AEG[1]
First flight March 1918
Number built 1[1]
Variants AEG DJ.I[1]

The AEG PE (Panzer Einsitzer - "armoured one-seater") was a triplane ground-attack aircraft of World War I, one of the first aircraft designed from the outset for that role. The Idflieg rejected it on the grounds that its poor maneuverability made it too vulnerable to enemy fighters.[1]

Specifications (AEG PE)[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,182 kg (2,606 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,412 kg (3,113 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 143 kW (192 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 166 km/h (103 mph; 90 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 2.87 m/s (565 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m in 5.8min

Armament

  • Guns: * 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns
  • Bombs: * 4 x small bombs

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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.