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AEG Dr.I

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The AEG Dr.I was a triplane fighter of World War I, based on the D.I. Only a single prototype was built and its poor performance meant that no production ensued. The Dr.I was a Dreidecker (triplane) variant of the D.I and had been inspired by a Sopwith Triplane that had been captured intact. A number of proposals for fighters with comparable characteristics were put forward, and AEG’s contribution to the program appeared in October 1917. Other than the triple wing it was a D.I, the aircraft had the same fuselage, engine and twin gun armament of its earlier brethren.

Dr.I
AEG Dr.I 1917.jpg
Role Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer AEG
Number built 1
Developed from AEG D.I

Specifications (AEG Dr.I)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 710 kg (1,565 lb)
  • Gross weight: 970 kg (2,138 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IIIa 6-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 126.8 kW (170.0 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)

Armament

  • Guns: * 2 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns

References

Notes

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-00103-6.
  2. ^ Wilberg, T (4 January 2006). «AEG Dr. I». Germany: www.luftfahrtmuseum.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.

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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