|National origin||German Empire|
|First flight||October 1917|
|Developed from||AEG C.IV|
The AEG C.VIII was a prototype two-seat reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. Two examples were built, based on the successful C.IV design, one of biplane configuration, the other a triplane (the latter sometimes referred to as the C.VIII.Dr). Neither version offered enough of an improvement on the C.IV to make mass production worthwhile.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- C.VIII - Biplane prototype two-seater fighter/reconnaissance aircraft.
- C.VIII Dr - Triplane version of C.VIII, no improvement in climb and speed reduced to 165 km/h (103.12 mph)
Specifications (AEG C.VIII)[edit | edit source]
Data from German Aircraft of the First World War 
- Crew: Two
- Length: 6.9 m (22 ft 7¾ in)
- Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
- Height: ()
- Empty weight: 800 kg (1,760 lb)
- Loaded weight: 1,160 kg (2,552 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III six-cylinder water-cooled inline engine, 119 kW (160 hp)
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h (92 kn, 106 mph)
- Rate of climb: 4.386 (863.38)
- Power/mass: 0.10 kW/kg (0.063 hp/lb)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Gray and Thetford 1962, p.238.
- Gray, Peter and Thetford, Owen. German Aircraft of the First World War. London:Putnam, 1970 2nd. Ed.
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