AEG C.V & C.VII

C.V

The AEG C.V was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I.

Designed to use a more powerful engine than previous AEG C-class reconnaissance aircraft, results were disappointing enough that further development was cancelled.

C.VI

The AEG C.VI was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I.

It was developed in 1916 from the AEG C.IV, but did not enter production.

C.VII

The AEG C.VII was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I.

It was developed from the C.IV but did not enter production.

The C.VII was tested with two different wing arrangements, one with slightly tapered single bay wings and another with sharply swept upper wing.

Specifications

C.V

Crew

2

Length

6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)

Wingspan

11.1 m (36 ft 5 in)

Empty weight

758 kg (1,671 lb)

Gross weight

1,118 kg (2,465 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Mercedes D.III 6-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 119 kW (160 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

165 km/h (103 mph, 89 kn)

Rate of climb

4.17 m/s (821 ft/min)

Time to altitude

1,000m (3,282ft) in 4min

Armament

Guns

1 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun

1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun in ring mount for observer.

 

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