|Introduction||April 1916 |
|Number built||6 |
|Developed from||A.E.G. C.I|
|Wingspan||13.0 m (42 ft 7 in) |
|Engine||150hp Benz Bz.III inline|
|Armament||rear flexible Parabellum|
4×10 kg (22 lb) bombs
|Max Speed||138 km/h (86 mph) |
Lightening the A.E.G. C.I without compromising its strength turned out to be more difficult than expected, and the AEG C.II was not delivered until April 1916. Of the six delivered, only one spent a short time at the front; the rest served training duties. The C.II also became an platform for AEG to experiment with different gun mounts, radiators, and wing profiles.
For more information, see Wikipedia:AEG C.II.
Timeline [note 1]
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Herris, p.18.
- Lamberton, pp.220-221.
- Gray, p.234.
- 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.