AEG DJ.I

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AEG DJ.I
Aegj.i.jpg
Role Armoured ground attack
National origin Germany
Manufacturer AEG[1]
First flight September 1918[1]

The AEG DJ.I was a highly streamlined biplane ground attack aircraft of late World War I that was undergoing evaluation at the time of the Armistice.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The single seat attack biplane, which began evaluation in September 1918, carried a 7.92 mm (.312 in) "Spandau"-type machine guns and light bomb load. The design featured aluminium fuselage coverings, I-type interplane struts with no flying or landing wires, and protective armour.[1]

Specifications (AEG DJ.I)[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.69 m (21 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,185 kg (2,612 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,370 kg (3,020 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 145 kW (194 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.167 m/s (820.3 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,281ft) in 4min

Armament

  • Guns: * 2 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 Spandau machine guns
  • Bombs: Light bomb load

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. 

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