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The AEG C.VII was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. It was developed from the C.IV but did not enter production. The C.VII was tested with two different wing arrangements, one with slightly tapered single bay wings and another with sharply swept upper wing.

AEG C.VII 1917 2.jpg
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft
First flight December 1916
Number built 2

Specifications (AEG C.VII)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.1 m (36 ft 5 in)
  • Empty weight: 758 kg (1,671 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,118 kg (2,465 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III 6-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 119 kW (160 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.17 m/s (821 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,282ft) in 4min


  • 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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