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|developed from=[[A.E.G. G.II]]
|developed from=[[A.E.G. G.II]]
|engine=2×220hp Mercedes D.IV
|engine=2×220hp Mercedes D.IV
|armament=front flexible Parabellum or 20mm Becker cannon<br>rear flexible Parabellum<br>240kg of bombs
|armament=front flexible Parabellum or 20mm Becker cannon<br>rear flexible Parabellum<br>{{xUnitKg|240}}<ref name=Gray242>Gray, p.242.</ref>-{{xUnitLb|660}}<ref name=Gray242>Gray, p.242.</ref> of bombs
|speed={{xUnitKph|158}}<ref name=Gray242>Gray, p.242.</ref><ref name=Lamberton220>Lamberton, pp.220-221.</ref>
|speed_ref=<ref name=Gray242>Gray, p.242.</ref>
|climb={{xUnitM|1000}} in 6:00<ref name=Gray242>Gray, p.242.</ref>-16:00<ref name=Lamberton220>Lamberton, pp.220-221.</ref>
|climb=1000m in 6min<ref name=Gray242>Gray, p.242.</ref>
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Revision as of 06:08, 9 December 2018

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

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 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


Isometric Top Views


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.109.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gray, p.242.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • 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