AEG prototypes C.V to C.VIII

After the development of the very successful AEG aircraft C.IV, the company developed a few more aircraft, which did not go beyond the status of the prototype.

 

Development and construction:

AEG C.V

Aircraft was made by the AEG C.V. only one C.IV was used, in which a much stronger engine was installed. Further changes were not made.

 

 

 

Technical specifications:

Designation: AEG C.V
Country: German Empire
Typ: Armed reconnaissance aircraft
Length: 7,15 meters
Span: 13,45 meters
Height: 3,35 meters
Mass: 800kg empty
Crew: Max. 2
Engine: one eight-cylinder in-line engine Mercedes D IV, 164 kW (220 PS)
Maximum speed: 158 km/h
Reach: unknown
Armament: a fixed forward-facing 7,92mm machine gun 08/15 and
a 7,92mm machine gun Parabellum

 

AEG C.V

 

 

 

AEG C.VI

From the AEG C.VI two aircraft were made, it was only taken a C.IV in which a much stronger engine was installed. In contrast to the C.V only a six-cylinder engine was installed instead of an eight-cylinder. Further changes were not made.

 

 

 

Technical specifications:

Designation: AEG C.VI
Country: German Empire
Typ: Armed reconnaissance aircraft
Length: 7,15 meters
Span: 13,45 meters
Height: 3,35 meters
Mass: 800kg empty
Crew: Max. 2
Engine: one six-cylinder inline engine Benz Bz IV, 149 kW (200 PS)
Maximum speed: 158 km/h
Reach: unknown
Armament: a fixed forward-facing 7,92mm machine gun 08/15 and
a 7,92mm machine gun Parabellum

 

 

 

AEG C.VII

Of the AEG C.VII only one aircraft was built. This was essentially a C.IV with only slight changes made for better aerodynamics. There were no other changes.

 

 

 

Technical specifications:

Designation: AEG C.VII
Country: German Empire
Typ: Armed reconnaissance aircraft
Length: 7,15 meters
Span: 13,45 meters
Height: 3,35 meters
Mass: 800kg empty
Crew: Max. 2
Engine: one inline engine Mercedes D III, 119 kW (160 PS)
Maximum speed: 158 km/h
Reach: unknown
Armament: a fixed forward-facing 7,92mm machine gun 08/15 and
a 7,92mm machine gun Parabellum

 

AEG C.VII

 

 

 

AEG C.VIII

From the AEG C.VIII two aircraft were built, which were based basically on the C.IV variant. In contrast to the other prototypes, a three-decker version was also built in the development, the AEG C.VIII.

 

 

 

Technical specifications:

Designation: AEG C.VIII
Country: German Empire
Typ: Armed reconnaissance aircraft
Length: 7,15 meters
Span: 13,45 meters
Height: 3,35 meters
Mass: 800kg empty
Crew: Max. 2
Engine: one six-cylinder in-line engine Mercedes D III
with 118 kW (160 PS)
Maximum speed: 158 km/h
Reach: unknown
Armament: a fixed forward-facing 7,92mm machine gun 08/15 and
a 7,92mm machine gun Parabellum

 

AEG C.VIII Dr.

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the right literature here:

 

Fokker Dr I Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces)

Fokker Dr I Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) Paperback – Bargain Price, August 25, 2001

Undoubtedly the most famous fighter type to see service on either side during World War 1, the Fokker Dr I was a revelation when it entered service on the western front in 1917. Manfred von Richthofen’s JG 1 ‘circus’ was the first Jasta to completely re-equip with the new fighter, and in the skilled hands of its numerous aces the Dr I proved a formidable opponent. The Dr I remained in service on the Western Front until replaced by the superior Fokker D VII in May 1918. Just weeks prior to that, however, Germany’s leading ace, the great ‘Red Baron’, had been killed at the controls of a Dr I.

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Friedrichshafen Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes (Great War Aviation) (Volume 21)

Friedrichshafen Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes (Great War Aviation) (Volume 21) Paperback – February 16, 2016

This book describes and illustrates the development of Friedrichshafen aircraft of WWI with text, 540 photos, 18 in color, 37 color profiles, production quantities and serial numbers of aircraft, and aircraft dimensions and performance specifications. In addition, there are 26 official SVK drawings and 11 aircraft are illustrated in scale drawings to 1/48 (4) or 1/72 (7) scales. The book has 312 pages and is of interest to aviation historians, enthusiasts, and modelers alike.

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German and Austro-Hungarian Aircraft Manufacturers 1908-1918

German and Austro-Hungarian Aircraft Manufacturers 1908-1918 Paperback – December 15, 2010

Much has been written about the British aircraft of the First World War, but little has surfaced about the aircraft of the Axis powers, Germany and Austria. Here, Terry C. Treadwell tells the story of the aircraft from companies such as Fokker, builder of the famous triplane, as fl own by Baron von Richthofen's Flying Circus, AEG, Albatros, Junkers and Hansa. From reconnaissance aircraft to state-of-the-art bombers that could reach London, this is the definitive guide to aircraft of the Axis powers during the First World War. The aircraft are explained in detail and a history of each company is provided, making this an excellent source book for aircraft enthusiasts, model makers and those interested in the air war over the trenches of France and Belgium, as well as further afield in the Italian campaign.

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The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division

The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division Hardcover – January 9, 1997

The standard reference now revised and expanded. Dr. Robinson has opened up his vast photo archives to enhance this new edition of his classic work. Much of the new photographic material is published here for the first time.

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