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AEG DJ.I

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Top speed  180 km/h
Length  6.69 m
Manufacturer  AEG
Wingspan  10 m
First flight  September 1918
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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.

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Design and development

The single seat attack biplane, which began evaluation in September 1918, carried a 7.92 mm (.312 in) "Spandau"-type machine guns and light bomb load. The design featured aluminium fuselage coverings, I-type interplane struts with no flying or landing wires, and protective armour.

Specifications (AEG DJ.I)

Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

General characteristics

  • 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 (112 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
  • References

    AEG DJ.I Wikipedia


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