A.E.G. G.I

From Wings of Linen
A.E.G. G.I
Role Bomber
Manufacturer A.E.G.
Introduction Apr 1915 [1]
Primary user Germany
Number built 1
Wingspan 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 2×100hp Mercedes D.I inlines
Armament front flexible Parabellum
rear flexible Parabellum
small bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 125 km/h (78 mph)[3][2]
Climb 800 m (2,620 ft) in 10:00[2]-12:00[3]

Originally conceived as a twin-engine aerial cruiser, the AEG K.I, with side-by-side crewmen plus a flexible gun in a nose turret. This plane found better use as a medium bomber, and the second prototype was dubbed the AEG G.I, with guns both front and rear. Only one G.I was built, and it was sent immediately to the front for combat assessment. Favorable performance led to the A.E.G. G.II.

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

Timeline [note 1]


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  1. Herris, p.93.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gray, p.241.
  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.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027