AEG DJ.I

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.


AEG DJ.I
Class Aircraft
Type Attack
Manufacturer AEG
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1918
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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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.

Role Armoured ground attack
National origin Germany
Manufacturer AEG
First flight September 1918


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

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