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The AEG C.VIII was a prototype two-seat reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. Two examples were built, based on the successful C.IV design, one of biplane configuration, the other a triplane (the latter sometimes referred to as the C.VIII.Dr). Neither version offered enough of an improvement on the C.IV to make mass production worthwhile.

AEG C.VIII Triplane 1917.jpg
Role Reconnaissance aircraft
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer AEG
First flight October 1917
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 2
Developed from AEG C.IV


  • C.VIII — Biplane prototype two-seater fighter/reconnaissance aircraft.
  • C.VIII Dr — Triplane version of C.VIII, no improvement in climb and speed reduced to 165 km/h (103.12 mph)

Specifications (AEG C.VIII)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 6.9 m (22 ft 7¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Height: ()
  • Empty weight: 800 kg (1,760 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,160 kg (2,552 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.III six-cylinder water-cooled inline engine, 119 kW (160 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (92 kn, 106 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 4.386 (863.38)
  • Power/mass: 0.10 kW/kg (0.063 hp/lb)

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Published in April 2019.

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