A.E.G. G.V

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A.E.G. G.V
AEG G.V side.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer A.E.G.
First flight May 1918 [1]
Introduction Aug 1918 [1]
Primary users Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Roundel of the Swedish Air Force.svg Sweden
Number built 37 [1]
Developed from A.E.G. G.IV
Wingspan 27.2 m (89 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 2×260hp Mercedes D.IVa inlines
Armament front flexible Parabellum
rear flexible Parabellum
1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs
Max Speed 145 km/h (90 mph)[3][4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:00[3][4][2]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 12:00
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 23:00
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 34:00[4][2]
Range 1,200 km (720 mi) [2]
Endurance 5-6 hours [3]

The AEG G.V was a G.IV with a much larger wingspan, longer fuselage, and a box tail with twin rudders and twin elevators. It also included the Flettner servos on the wings to improve control. (These tabs moved in the opposite direction of the ailerons to reduce the amount of force the pilot had to exert.) When compared to the A.E.G. G.IV, Friedrichshafen G.IV, and Gotha G.Vb, the G.V and Friedrichshafen were found to be superior. Thirty-seven of an order of fifty were completed. Given its late service date, it is unknown how much action the G.V saw before the armistice. (Sources differ.)

Five to eight G.Vs were sold to Sweden or provided as replacements in late 1918 through 1919. Most suffered crashes in 1919, but one was not written off until 1922.[5]

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

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale

1:600 Scale

1:700 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.137.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.244.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Herris, p.91.
  5. Herris, p.145.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • 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