AEG DJ.I

The AEG DJ.I was a highly streamlined biplane ground attack aircraft of late World War I that was undergoing evaluation at the time of the Armistice.

The single seat attack biplane, which began evaluation in September 1918, carried a pair of 7.92 mm “Spandau”-type machine guns and a light bomb load.

The design featured aluminium fuselage coverings, I-type inter plane struts with no flying or landing wires, and protective armour.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

6.69 m (21 ft 11 in)

Wingspan

10 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height

3 m (9 ft 10 in)

Empty weight

1,185 kg (2,612 lb)

Gross weight

1,370 kg (3,020 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Benz Bz.IIIb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 145 kW (194 hp)

Performance

 Maximum speed

180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn)

Rate of climb

4.167 m/s (820.3 ft/min)

Time to altitude

1,000m (3,281ft) in 4min

Armament

Guns

2 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 Spandau machine guns

Bombs

Light bomb load.

 

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