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The AEG C.V was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. Designed to use a more powerful engine than previous AEG C-class reconnaissance aircraft, results were disappointing enough that further development was cancelled.
Specifications (AEG C.V)
- Crew: 2
- Length: 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
- Wingspan: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 41.5 m2 (447 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,432 kg (3,157 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IV 8-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 164 kW (220 hp)
- Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
- Rate of climb: 3.333 m/s (656.1 ft/min)
- Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,282ft) in 5min
- Guns: * 1 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun
- 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun in ring mount for observer
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