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Ago Ao 192 Kurier

In 1934, the AGO Flugzeugwerke was revived in Oschersleben.

Their initial creation was the Ao 192, a versatile light-twin-engine aircraft that competed with the Gotha Go 146 and Siebel Fh 104 for the same light aircraft requirement.

The Ao 192 featured a low-winged cantilever monoplane design, constructed entirely from metal.

Its monocoque fuselage provided space for two pilots, seated next to each other in an enclosed flight deck, while a separate cabin could accommodate up to five passengers.

The aircraft was equipped with two 179 kW (240 hp) Argus As 10 engines and featured a retractable tail wheel undercarriage.

In mid-1935, the initial prototype successfully completed its first flight, followed shortly after by a second aircraft that closely resembled the first one.

A third prototype was then developed, featuring a deeper fuselage to accommodate an extra passenger, more powerful engines, and an improved undercarriage.

This version served as the foundation for the planned Ao 192B civil transport, which had various versions intended for use as light transports, ambulance aircraft, and survey aircraft.

Furthermore, several military variations were proposed, including a light reconnaissance aircraft and a light bomber.

AGO received significant orders from the Luftwaffe for licensed aircraft production.

However, due to their extensive involvement with Focke-Wulf during the war, only six AGO production aircraft could be manufactured.





6 passengers


10.98 m (36 ft 0 in)


13.54 m (44 ft 5 in)


3.64 m (11 ft 11 in)

Wing area

25.04 m2 (269.5 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,640 kg (3,616 lb)

Gross weight

2,860 kg (6,305 lb)

Max take-off weight

2,950 kg (6,504 lb)

Fuel capacity

Main tank

410 l (110 US gal; 90 imp gal)

Oil tank

38 l (10 US gal; 8.4 imp gal)


2 × Argus As 10E air-cooled inverted V-8 engine,

200 kW (270 hp) each


2-bladed variable-pitch wooden propellers,

2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) diameter


Maximum speed

335 km/h (208 mph, 181 kn) at 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

Cruise speed

238 km/h (148 mph, 129 kn) at 2,000 m (6,600 ft)

Landing Speed

90 km/h (56 mph; 49 kn)


1,360 km (850 mi, 730 nmi)


3.86 hours

Service ceiling

5,200 m (17,100 ft) on 2 engines

1,500 m (4,900 ft) on 1 engine

Time to altitude

1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 3.2 minutes

2,000 m (6,600 ft) in 7.2 minutes

4,000 m (13,000 ft) in 20 minutes

Wing loading

114.05 kg/m2 (23.36 lb/sq ft)


5.3 kg/hp

Landing run

275 m (902 ft)

Take-off run

235 m (771 ft).


AGO-Flugzeugwerke Oschersleben-U Schmidt.

Otto, AGO, and BFW Aircraft of WWI-Jack Herris.

German Aircraft of the First World War-O Thetford & P Gray.

German Aircraft of the Second World War-A J Kaye & J R Smith.


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