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AGO C.IV

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Top speed  190 km/h
Length  8.95 m
Wingspan  12 m
Manufacturer  AGO Flugzeugwerke
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The AGO C.IV was a First World War German biplane reconnaissance aircraft.

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Development

A departure from the manufacturer's pod-and-boom designs, it featured a more conventional biplane layout whose only unusual feature was the tapered wings. Large orders were placed with AGO and two other manufacturers who were to build them under licence, but less than 100 were actually delivered. Although fast and well-armed, the C.IV was unstable in the air and was disliked by aircrew. Early production examples had a comma shaped rudder and no fin, while later later aircraft had an additional curved fin, along with additional struts bracing the ailerons and tail.

Operators

 Estonia
  • Estonian Air Force.
  •  German Empire
  • Luftstreitkräfte
  • Specifications

    Data from German Aircraft of the First World War

    General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.9 m (39 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 37.5 m2 (404 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 160 kW (220 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph; 103 kn)
  • Endurance: 4 hours
  • Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 22 minutes
  • Armament

  • Guns:
  • 1 x fixed forward firing MG 08 "Spandau" machine gun fired by the pilot
  • 1 x Parabellum MG 14 machine gun aimed by the Observer.
  • References

    AGO C.IV Wikipedia


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