A.E.G. N.I

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A.E.G. N.I
Role Night Bomber
Manufacturer A.E.G.
Introduction autumn 1917 [1]
Primary user Germany
Number built 101-200 [1]
Developed from A.E.G. C.IV
Wingspan 15.3 m (50 ft 3 in) [2]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III inline
(some)180hp Argus AS.III inline
Armament rear flexible Parabellum
300 kg (660 lb) of bombs
Crew 2
Max Speed 143 km/h (89 mph)[3][2]
Climb 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 50:00[2]
Ceiling 4,000 m (13,100 ft)[3][2]
Range 570 km (355 mi) [2]
Endurance 4:00 [3]

When the new N-class night bomber class was specified, AEG took a C.IV and lengthened the wings to increase lifting capacity, creating the prototype AEG C.IVn. The wings needed further strengthening, so triangular reinforcing struts were added to the center section, resulting in the production unit, the A.E.G. N.I.

Two separate orders for one hundred aircraft each were placed. Some of the second order may have used the 180hp Argus As.III engine, and it is not known whether the entire second order was fulfilled.

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

Timeline [note 1]

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q3-18Q4 Y -/B 16 10 6

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Herris, p.4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gray, p.244.
  4. 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, Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-935881-10-0
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027