A.E.G. B.I

From Wings of Linen
A.E.G. B.I
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer A.E.G.
Designer Georg König [1]
Introduction early 1914 [2]
Primary user Germany
Number built 20 [2][note 1]
Wingspan 16.6 m (54 ft 6 in) [3]
Engine various 100-120hp inline[2]
Armament none
Crew 2

Small numbers of the A.E.G. B.I served at the front between the start of the war and then end of 1915. The factory designation was the AEG Z6a, of which twenty had been ordered in April 1914.

For more information, see Wikipedia:AEG B.I.

Timeline [note 2]


  1. Plus six Z6 trainers.
  2. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  1. Lamberton, p.108.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Herris, p.8.
  3. Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  4. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • 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.