|AEG G. IV|
AEG G. IV (wartime photo)
|Manufacturer||Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (A. A bomber is a Military aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets primarily by dropping Bombs on them An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing building testing selling and maintaining Aircraft, Aircraft parts E. G. )|
|Primary user||German Air Force|
|Developed from||AEG G.III|
The AEG G. The maiden flight of an Aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The AEG GIII was a German Biplane Bomber aircraft of World War I developed from the AEG G AEG ( Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft, General Electricity Company) was a German producer of Electronics and electrical equipment IV was a biplane bomber aircraft used in the World War I by Germany. A biplane is a Fixed-wing aircraft with two main Wings The first powered heavier-than-air Aircraft, the Wright brothers' Wright Flyer A bomber is a Military aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets primarily by dropping Bombs on them World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. It was developed from the AEG G.III, with refinements to power, bomb-load, and dimensions. The AEG GIII was a German Biplane Bomber aircraft of World War I developed from the AEG G Serving late in the war, the AEG G. IV managed to achieve some operational success in reconnaissance and combat roles. Coming into service in late 1916, it featured a bomb capacity twice as large as that of the AEG G.II, but was still considered inadequate in terms of offensive capacity and performance. The AEG GII was a German Biplane Bomber aircraft of World War I developed from the AEG G Further improvements led to the development of the AEG G.V, but the Armistice came before the replacement could become operational. The AEG GV was a Biplane Bomber aircraft of World War I, a further refinement of the AEG G An armistice is a situation where the warring parties agree to stop fighting
The Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (A. E. G. ) G. IV was derived fron the earlier AEG G.III. The AEG GIII was a German Biplane Bomber aircraft of World War I developed from the AEG G Designed as a tactical bomber, the relatively modern technology included onboard radios and electrically heated suits for the crew. The AEG G. IV also had a quality that endeared it to the men who flew it – it was an extremely rugged aircraft. Unlike the other German bombers such as the Gotha and the Friedrichshafen, the AEG featured an all metal, welded tube frame. Well equipped with armament, although the rear gunner’s cockpit was on the top of the fuselage, the position was equipped with a hinged window in the floor for viewing and fending off pursuing aircraft.
The AEG G. IV medium bomber was converted into an armored, antitank gunship, the G. IVk (Kanoe). It never saw service.
The AEG G. IV bomber entered service with the German Air Force in late 1916. Because of its relatively short range, the G. IV served mainly as a tactical bomber, operating close to the front lines. The G. IV flew both day and night operations in France, Romania, Greece and Italy, but, as the war progressed, the AEG G. IV was restricted increasingly to night missions. Many night operations were considered nuisance raids with no specific targets, but with the intention of disrupting enemy activity at night and perhaps doing some collateral damage.
The AEG G. IV carried a warload of 400 kg (882 lb). While Gotha crews struggled to keep their heavy aircraft aloft, the AEG was renowned as an easy machine to fly. Some G. IV crews of Kampfgeschwader 4 are known to have flown up to seven combat missions a night on the Italian front. A notable mission involved Hauptmann Hermann Kohl attacking the railroad sheds in Padua, Italy in his AEG G. IV bomber.
A single example is preserved at the Canada Aviation Museum. The Canada Aviation Museum ( French: Musée de l'aviation du Canada) is the national aviation history Museum, located in This example is significant not only as the only one of its kind in existence, but as the only preserved German, twin-engined combat aircraft from World War I.
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