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A.E.G.'s most famous planes were their twin-engine bombers, starting with the G.I of Spring 1915. The '''AEG G.III''' started deliveries in May 1916. It was the first A.E.G. bomber with balanced control surfaces which were easier on the pilot. Forty-five were built until they were replaced with the [[A.E.G. G.IV|G.IV]]. They saw continued use until at least early summer 1917. While one prototype borrowed the triple-rudder from some [[A.E.G. G.II|G.IIs]], all of the production aircraft were built with a single rudder. As was true with all twin-engined aeroplanes that used the geared Mercedes D.IV engine, the G.III suffered from engine crankshaft failures.
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* Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. ''German Aircraft of the First World War''. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. {{ISBN|0-85177-809-7}}.
 
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* P.M.Grosz. ''Fokker Fighters D.I-IV''. Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1999. {{ISBN|1-902207-11-4}}.
 
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* Peter M. Grosz, George Haddow, and Peter Schiemer. ''Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One''. Flying Machines Press, 1993. {{ISBN|0-9637110-0-8}}.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:46, 15 August 2020

A.E.G. G.III
AEG G.III G.212 1915.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer A.E.G.
First flight Dec 1915 [1]
Introduction May 1916 [1]-June 1916[2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 45 [1]-46[3]
Developed from A.E.G. G.II
Wingspan 18.3 m (60 ft 2 in) [4]-18.44 m (60 ft 6 in)[3]
Engine 2×220hp Mercedes D.IV
Armament front flexible Parabellum or 20mm Becker cannon
rear flexible Parabellum
240 kg (530 lb)[5][3]-300 kg (660 lb)[5] of bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 150 km/h (93 mph)[3]-158 km/h (98 mph)[5][4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:00[5][3]-16:00[4]

A.E.G.'s most famous planes were their twin-engine bombers, starting with the G.I of Spring 1915. The AEG G.III started deliveries in May 1916. It was the first A.E.G. bomber with balanced control surfaces which were easier on the pilot. Forty-five were built until they were replaced with the G.IV. They saw continued use until at least early summer 1917. While one prototype borrowed the triple-rudder from some G.IIs, all of the production aircraft were built with a single rudder. As was true with all twin-engined aeroplanes that used the geared Mercedes D.IV engine, the G.III suffered from engine crankshaft failures.

For more information, see Wikipedia:AEG G.III.

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
16Q2-18Q3 Y B/B 16 10 5

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

Resources

Isometric Top Views

References

Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[6]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris'15, p.109.
  2. Herris'14, p.20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Herris'14, p.7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Gray, p.242.
  6. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • Jack Herris, German G-Type Bombers of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-26-1.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027