A.E.G. C.I

From Wings of Linen
A.E.G. C.I
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer A.E.G.
Introduction June 1915 [1]
Primary user Germany
Number built ~70 [1]
Developed from A.E.G. B.II
Wingspan 13.0 m (42 ft 7 in) [2]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III inline
Armament rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2
Max Speed 130 km/h (81 mph) [3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:30 [3]

As it became apparent that two-seaters would need to be able to defend themselves, a gun turret was added to the A.E.G. B.II to create the AEG C.I. It was one of the first C-types at the front, serving from June 1915 through April 1916, and it continued on as a trainer afterwards. Around seventy were built.[1] The factory designation of the plane was the KZ9.[4]

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

Timeline [note 1]


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[5]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.15.
  2. Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.233.
  4. Lamberton, p.108.
  5. 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.