AEG D.I / DR.1

1st Flight 1917

Military Users- Prototypes Only.

AEG D.I

The AEG D.I was a biplane fighter of World War I.

Three prototypes were ordered, but after the first two were involved in serious crashes, one of which killed flying ace Walter Höhndorf on September 5, 1917, development was cancelled.

AEG D.I

A triplane version was built as the Dr.I.

The second and third prototypes differed little from the first except in detail.

AEG D.I

Variants-

A.E.G. D.I

1917 prototype single seat biplane fighter.

A.E.G. Dr.I

1917 prototype single seat triplane fighter.

A.E.G. Dr.I

Specifications-

Crew: 1

Length: 6.1 m (20 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)

Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 16.14 m2 (173.7 sq ft)

Empty weight: 685 kg (1,510 lb)

Gross weight: 940 kg (2,072 lb)

AEG D.I

Power plant: 1 × Daimler D.IIIa 6-cylinder, liquid-cooled, inline piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph, 111 kn)

Range: 465 km (289 mi, 251 nmi)

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 6.67 m/s (1,313 ft/min)

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 2.2 minutes

5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 25 minutes

Wing loading: 58 kg/m2 (12 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.13 kW/kg (0.08 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns: 2x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine-guns

A.E.G. D.I

Credits-

German Fighter Aircraft in World War 1-Mark C Wilkins.

German Aircraft Of The First World War-Peter Gray & Owen Thetford.

AEG G.IV-Peter M. Grosz

AEG C.IV-Peter M. Grosz   

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