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The AEG G.V was a biplane bomber aircraft of World War I, a further refinement of the AEG G.IV. The type saw limited production before the Armistice, and never entered operational service. It featured a 600 kg (1,320 lb) bombload.
After the war, several were converted into 6-passenger airliners. It was the only large German World War I aircraft to see commercial duties in any significant capacity. Initially, passengers sat in an open cockpit, but a Limousine version was soon developed. AEG attached a cabin fairing to enclose the passenger area and outfitted the nose with a hinged door for baggage. Finally, a toilet was provided aft of the passenger cabin.
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Specifications (AEG G.V)
- Crew: 3 or 4
- Capacity: 6
- Length: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
- Wingspan: 27.24 m (89 ft 4 in)
- Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
- Wing area: 89.5 m2 (963 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 2,700 kg (5,952 lb)
- Gross weight: 4,600 kg (10,141 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.IVa 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 194 kW (260 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph; 78 kn)
- Ferry range: 1,160 km (721 mi; 626 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
- Rate of climb: 2.78 m/s (547 ft/min)
- Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,281ft) in 6min
- Guns: 2 or 3 manually operated 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine-guns
- Bombs: 600kg (1,300lb) of bombs
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