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Aeg C.v

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Aeg C.v

Role Reconnaissance
National origin Germany
Manufacturer AEG
First flight February 1916[1]
Number built 1[1]
Developed from AEG C.IV

The AEG C.V was a prototype two-seat biplane reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. Designed to utilise a more powerful engine than previous AEG C-class reconnaissance aircraft, results were disappointing enough that further development was cancelled.[1]

Specifications (AEG C.V)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 41.5 m2 (447 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,432 kg (3,157 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.IV 8-cyl water-cooled in-line piston engine, 164 kW (220 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph; 89 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 3.333 m/s (656.1 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000m (3,282ft) in 5min
  • Guns: * 1 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine gun
  • 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine gun in ring mount for observer

See also

Related development


Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Albatros C.V


  1. ^ a b c d Gray, Peter; Owen Thetford (1970). German Aircraft of the First World War (2nd ed.). London: Putnam.  

Further reading

  • Kroschel, Günter; Stützer, Helmut: Die deutschen Militärflugzeuge 1910-18, Wilhelmshaven 1977
  • Munson, Kenneth: Bomber 1914–19, Zürich 1968, Nr. 20
  • Nowarra, Heinz: Die Entwicklung der Flugzeuge 1914-18, München 1959
  • Sharpe, Michael: Doppeldecker, Dreifachdecker & Wasserflugzeuge, Gondrom, Bindlach 2001, ISBN 3-8112-1872-7
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