AEG C.VIII

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

Two examples were built, based on the successful C.IV design, one of biplane configuration, the other a triplane.

Neither version offered enough of an improvement on the C.IV to make mass production worthwhile.

Variants

C.VIII

Biplane prototype two-seater fighter/reconnaissance aircraft.

C.VIII Dr

Triplane version of C.VIII, no improvement in climb and speed reduced to 165 km/h

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

6.9 m (22 ft 8 in)

Wingspan

9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)

Empty weight

800 kg (1,764 lb)

Gross weight

1,160 kg (2,557 lb)

Powerplant

1 √ó Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)

Propellers

2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

 Maximum speed

170 km/h (110 mph, 92 kn)

Rate of climb

4.386 m/s (863.4 ft/min)

Power/mass

0.10 kW/kg (0.061 hp/lb).

 

 

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