A.E.G. G.IVk

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A.E.G. G.IVk
Captured AEG G.IV at Bickendorf 1919.jpg
Role Armored ground attack
Manufacturer A.E.G.
First flight Feb 1918 [1]
Introduction Oct 1918 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 5 [1]
Developed from A.E.G. G.IV
Wingspan 18.4 m (60 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 2×260hp Mercedes D.IVa inlines
Armament front lower turret 20mm Becker cannon
front flexible Parabellum
rear flexible 20mm Becker cannon [note 1]
rear flexible Parabellum
7×12.5kg bombs
Max Speed 164 km/h (102 mph) [2]

The AEG G.IVk was another attempt to create a heavily-armed ground-attack and tank-busting aircraft. Five were contracted in the spring of 1918. 5mm steel plates covered the fuselage floor and sides and the engine nacelles. Though they made it to the front in October 1918 for trials, it is unknown whether they saw combat.

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

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
18Q3-18Q4 Y (S) 24 8 8

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Notes
  1. This could fire into the downward ventral area via a Gotha-style tunnel through the fuselage.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris'15, p.86.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
Bibliography
  • 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.