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AEG C.II

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AEG_C.II

The AEG C.II was a German two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft produced in small numbers from October 1915. It was a slightly smaller version of the C.I with better performance, redesigned cockpit for both pilot and observer/bombardier, new rear mounting for a 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun, and the ability to carry four 10 kg (22 lb) bombs for light attack duties.

AEG C.II
AEG C.II 1915.jpg
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft
Introduction 1915
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte

Operators

German Empire
  • Luftstreitkräfte

Specifications (AEG C.II)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.09 m (23 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.95 m (39 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 680 kg (1,499 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.III 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 138 km/h (86 mph; 75 kn)
  • Range: 580 km (360 mi; 313 nmi)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun
  • Bombs: Up to 40 kg (90 lb) 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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