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D.I
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin German Empire
Manufacturer AEG
Primary user Luftstreitkräfte
Number built 3

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, development was cancelled. A triplane version was built as the Dr.I. The second and third prototypes differed little except in detail.

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Variants

  • A.E.G. D.I – 1917 prototype single seat bi-plane fighter.
  • A.E.G. Dr.I – 1917 prototype single seat tri-plane fighter.

Aircraft numbers

  • AEG D.I first prototype - no. not known.
  • AEG D.I second prototype - D4401/17.
  • AEG D.I third prototype - D5002/17
  • AEG Dr.I prototype - no. not known

Specifications (AEG D.I)

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 6.10 m (20 ft)
  • Wingspan: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 16.14 m² (174 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 685 kg (1,764 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 940 kg (2,068 kg)
  • Powerplant:Mercedes D.III 6-cylinder, liquid-cooled, inline engine, 118 kW (160 hp)

Performance

Armament

  • 2 × forward-firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) LMG 08/15 machine guns

See also

Related development

Related lists

References

  1. ^ Gray 1970
  • Gray, Peter and Thetford, Owen. German Aircraft of the First World War. London:Putnam, 2nd Ed. 1970.
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