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AEG G.II
A profile drawing of an AEG G.II
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. Typically armed with three 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine guns and 200 kg (440 lb) of bombs, it suffered stability problems;many G.II aircraft 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 | edit source]

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 (9,843 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.52 m/s (299 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,281ft) in 11min

Armament

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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 | 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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