A.E.G. C.IV

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A.E.G. C.IV
AEGC4.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer A.E.G.
First flight March 1916 [1]
Introduction Oct 1916 [1]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Roundel otto.JPG Ottoman Empire[2]
Roundel of Bulgaria 1918.svg Bulgaria[2]
Number built ~700
Wingspan 13.0 m (42 ft 7 in) [3] to 13.46 m (44 ft 2 in)[4]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline
Armament sync. fixed LMG08/15 and
flexible rear Parabellum
91 kg (200 lb) of bombs[3]
Crew 2
Max Speed 158 km/h (98 mph)[5][6][3][4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:00[5][3]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 12:30[3]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 23:00[3]
Ceiling 3,700 m (12,200 ft)[3] - 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[5][6][4]
Endurance 4:00 [5][6][4]

The robust A.E.G. C.IV first reached units in October 1916. With its all-steel welded tube fuselage and wings (other than the ribs), it quickly gained a reputation for toughness. It never achieved the popularity of other German two-seaters of the era, but it was a solid and reliable performer, and it became the basis for the A.E.G. N.I night bomber and the J.I and J.II attack aircraft. In addition to traditional reconnaissance roles, the C.IV was also used for light bombing. Almost seven hundred were built, including three hundred by the Fokker factory, who shared expertise in welded-steel frames. Most of the Fokker deliveries happened in the latter half of 1917 and they were used as trainers.[1]

C.IVs were used on the Western Front, in Italy, in Macedonia. According to Lamberton, both Bulgarian and Ottoman pilots flew the C.IV (in addition to German crews).[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:AEG C.IV.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, p.110.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Angelucci, p.82.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Gray, p.5
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Munson, p.38.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • Jack Herris. AEG Aircraft of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2015. ISBN 978-1-935881-28-5.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711