A.E.G. G.II

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A.E.G. G.II
AEG G.II with triple tail.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer A.E.G.
First flight May 1916 [1]
Introduction June 1916 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 27 [1]
Developed from A.E.G. G.I
Wingspan 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 2×150hp Benz Bz.III inlines
Armament front flexible Parabellum
rear flexible Parabellum
200kg of bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph)[3][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 11:00[3][2]

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.

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Preliminary Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
15Q2-17Q2 Y B/B 15 8 8

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1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale[edit]

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Notes
  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[4]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Herris, p.94.
  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.
Bibliography
  • 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.