|Wingspan||14.5 m (47 ft 6 in) |
|Engine||160hp Mercedes D.III or|
220hp Benz Bz.IV inline
|Armament||flexible nose Parabellum|
|Max Speed||137 km/h (85 mph)|
|Ceiling||~4,500 m (14,800 ft) |
|Range||580 km (360 mi) |
Like its predecessor, the Ago C.I, the Ago C.II featured distinctive twin booms and a pusher engine. The C.II came in both two-bay wing and three-bay wing versions, and they were used in small numbers in late 1915 through early 1916.
Those that flew the C.II appreciated its speed and firing arcs, but there were never enough of them to make a big impact. The little support for pushers that existed in Bavarian air service had melted away when command was combined with the Prussian Air Service, so only a small number of C.IIs were built. This included the floatplane versions, the Ago C.IIw, of which only two were built for the Navy.
For more information, see Wikipedia:AGO C.II.
Timeline [note 1]
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Miniatures and Models
- German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).
- Lamberton, pp.220-221.
- Angelucci, p.81.
- Herris'19, p.94.
- Gray'87, p.248.
- Gray, p.248.
- Munson, p.18.
- Herris'19, pp.156-159.
- Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
- Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
- 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, Otto, AGO, and BFW Aircraft of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2019. ISBN 978-1-935881-78-0.
- Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711