AEG PE

The AEG PE was a triplane ground attack aircraft of World War I, one of the first aircraft designed from the outset for that role.

The Idflieg rejected it on the grounds that its poor manoeuvrability made it too vulnerable to enemy fighters.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)

Wingspan

11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)

Empty weight

1,182 kg (2,606 lb)

Gross weight

1,412 kg (3,113 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Benz Bz.IIIb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 143 kW (192 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

166 km/h (103 mph, 90 kn)

Rate of climb

2.87 m/s (565 ft/min)

Time to altitude

1,000m in 5.8min

Armament

Guns

2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns

Bombs

4 x small bombs.

 

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