AEG G.II

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AEG G.II
AEG G.II with triple tail.jpg
Role Bomber
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer AEG[1]
Introduction July 1915[1]
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte[1]
Number built ca 20[1]
Developed from AEG G.I

The AEG G.II was a German biplane bomber aircraft of World War I developed from the AEG G.I, with more powerful engines. The G.II was typically armed with three 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine guns and 200 kg (440 lb) of bombs. The bomber suffered stability problems, and many G.IIs were fitted with additional vertical tail surfaces on each side of the fin and rudder to improve flight handling characteristics.[1]

Specifications (AEG G.II)[edit]

AEG G.II profile

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Length: 9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 3.49 m (11 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 59 m2 (640 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,450 kg (3,197 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,470 kg (5,445 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,464 kg (5,432 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Benz Bz.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
  • Range: 700 km (435 mi; 378 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.52 m/s (299 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,281ft) in 11 minutes

Armament

  • Guns: up to 3 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine guns
  • Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) of bombs

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6. 
  • Taylor, John W. R., and Jean Alexander. "Combat Aircraft of the World" New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 68-25459 (Pg.134-135)

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