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AEG D

Role Fighter aircraft
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer AEG
First flight May 1917
Number built 3
Variants AEG Dr.I

The AEG D.I was a biplane fighter of World War I. Three prototypes were ordered, but after the first two were involved in serious crashes, one of which killed flying ace Walter Höhndorf on September 5, 1917, development was cancelled. A triplane version was built as the Dr.I. The second and third prototypes differed little from the first except in detail.

Variants[]

A.E.G. D.I
1917 prototype single seat biplane fighter.
A.E.G. Dr.I
1917 prototype single seat triplane fighter.

Aircraft numbers[]

  • AEG D.I first prototype – D4400/17.
  • AEG D.I second prototype – D4401/17.
  • AEG D.I third prototype – D5002/17
  • AEG Dr.I prototype – no. not known

Specifications[]

General characteristics[]

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 16.14 m2 (173.7 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 685 kg (1,510 lb)
  • Gross weight: 940 kg (2,072 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Daimler D.IIIa 6-cylinder, liquid-cooled, inline piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance[]

  • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph, 111 kn)
  • Range: 465 km (289 mi, 251 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 6.67 m/s (1,313 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 2.2 minutes 5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 25 minutes
  • Wing loading: 58 kg/m2 (12 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.13 kW/kg (0.08 hp/lb)

Armament[]

  • Guns: 2x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine-guns
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