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Dr.I
Role Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer AEG
Number built 1[1]
Developed from AEG D.I[1]

The AEG Dr.I was a triplane fighter of World War I, based on the D.I. Only a single prototype was built and its poor performance meant that no production ensued.[1]

Specifications (AEG Dr.I)[edit | edit source]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 710 kg (1,565 lb)
  • Gross weight: 970 kg (2,138 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IIIa[2] 6-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 126.8 kW (170.0 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)

Armament

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

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes=[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6. 
  2. Wilberg, T (01/04/06). "AEG Dr. I". Germany: www.luftfahrtmuseum.com. http://www.luftfahrtmuseum.com/htmi/itf/aegdr1.htm. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 

=Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • 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

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