A.E.G. G.III

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A.E.G. G.III
AEG G.III G.212 1915.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer A.E.G.
First flight Dec 1915 [1]
Introduction May 1916 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 45 [1]
Developed from A.E.G. G.II
Wingspan 18.3 m (60 ft 2 in) [2]
Engine 2×220hp Mercedes D.IV
Armament front flexible Parabellum or 20mm Becker cannon
rear flexible Parabellum
240 kg (530 lb)[3]-300 kg (660 lb)[3] of bombs
Crew 3
Max Speed 158 km/h (98 mph)[3][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 6:00[3]-16:00[2]

A.E.G.'s most famous planes were their twin-engine bombers, starting with the G.I of Spring 1915. The AEG G.III started deliveries in May 1916. It was the first A.E.G. bomber with balanced control surfaces which were easier on the pilot. Forty-five were built until they were replaced with the G.IV. They saw continued use until at least early summer 1917. While one prototype borrowed the triple-rudder from some G.IIs, all of the production aircraft were built with a single rudder. As was true with all aeroplanes that used the geared Mercedes D.IV engine, the G.III suffered from engine crankshaft failures.

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

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
16Q2-18Q3 Y B/B 16 10 5

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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.109.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gray, p.242.
  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.