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Role Ground attack aircraft
Manufacturer Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft
Introduced 1917
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte

The AEG J.I was a biplane ground attack aircraft of 1917, an armored and more powerful version of the AEG C.IV reconnaissance aircraft.

Design and development

AEG J.I featured armour protection for the pilot and for the more powerful engine that was fitted to the heavier aircraft. Two 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns were fitted to the floor of the observer's cockpit for ground targets. One 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun was provided in the typical rear-facing defensive position. Finally, armor plating was added around the engine and cockpits.

The J.Ia version featured aileron controls on the lower wings, in addition to the upper.


 German Empire

Specifications (AEG J.I)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 7.20 m (23 ft 7½ in)
  • Wingspan: 13.46 m (44 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 3.35 m (10 ft 11⅞ in)
  • Wing area: 33.2 m² (358 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,455 kg (3,201 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,740 kg (3,828 lb)
  • Powerplant:Benz Bz.IV 6 cylinder water-cooled inline engine, 149 kW (200 hp)



  • 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) fixed, downwards firing LMG 08/15 machine guns
  • 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 in rear cockpit

See also

Related development AEG C.IV - AEG J.II
Comparable aircraft Albatros J.I - Albatros J.II - Junkers J.I

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Published - July 2009

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