AEG G.I

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AEG K.I and G.I
AEG G.I.jpg
Role Bomber
National origin Germany
Manufacturer AEG
First flight early 1915
Introduction 1915
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 1
Developed into AEG G.II

The AEG G.I (originally designated as the K.I) was a three-seat, twin-engined German biplane bomber aircraft of World War I. It was tested and found to be viable for air-fighting in the latter half of 1915[1] but performed poorly, necessitating the development of the AEG G.II.

Specifications (AEG G.I)[edit]

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 8.65 m (28 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.46 m (11 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 59 m2 (640 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,160 kg (2,557 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,960 kg (4,321 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.I 74.5
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed-pitch pusher propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 125 km/h (78 mph, 67 kn)
  • Range: 450 km (280 mi, 240 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 2,400 m (7,900 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine guns
  • Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) of bombs

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ van Wyngarden, G (2006). Early German Aces of World War I, Osprey Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84176-997-5
  2. ^ Gray and Thetford 1962, p.238.
Bibliography
  • Gray, Peter and Thetford, Owen. German Aircraft of the First World War. London:Putnam, 1970 2nd. Ed..