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AEG G.V

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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.

AEG G.V
AEG G.V side.jpg
Role Bomber
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer AEG
Introduction May 1918
Primary users Luftstreitkräfte
Deutsche Luftreederei
Swedish Air Force
Produced 1918
Developed from AEG G.IV

Operators

German Empire
  • Luftstreitkrafte
Sweden
  • Swedish Air Force

Specifications (AEG G.V)

AEG G.V rear

AEG G.V rear

General characteristics

  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Armament

  • Guns: 2 or 3 manually operated 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine-guns
  • Bombs: 600kg (1,300lb) of bombs

Further reading

  • 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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Published in April 2019.












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