|First flight||May 1915 |
|Introduction||June 1915 |
|Number built||27 -28|
|Developed from||A.E.G. G.I|
|Wingspan||16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) -16.2 m (53 ft 2 in)|
|Engine||2×150hp Benz Bz.III inlines|
|Armament||front flexible Parabellum|
rear flexible Parabellum
200 kg (440 lb) of bombs
|Max Speed||140 km/h (87 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 11:00|
After the single AEG K.I/G.I showed promise, twenty-seven improved AEG G.II's were built. The plane was the most common German multi-engine bomber from their debut in mid-1915 to 1916 when other models grew in numbers, but there were still G.IIs on hand as late as April 1917. The plane was flown by both Manfred von Richtofen and Rudolph Berthold early in their careers, and it saw several modifications during production. Some planes sported a single rudder; some a triple rudder. The nose was sometimes armored, protecting the forward gunner, and on other planes the nose was left unarmored and more streamlined.
For more information, see Wikipedia:AEG G.II.
Timeline [note 1]
|Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb|
Miniatures and Models
Isometric Top Views
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Herris'15, p.94.
- Herris'14, p.6.
- Lamberton, pp.220-221.
- Gray, p.241.
- 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.
- Jack Herris, German G-Type Bombers of WWI. Aeronaut Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-935881-26-1.
- W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027