Страна: Германия
Год: 1917

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation

AEG J.I and J.II (Germany)

  The J.I was basically an armoured and more powerful version of the AEG G.IV produced in large numbers to equip army co-operation units from 1917. To facilitate its main task of attacking ground forces and positions two Spandau machine-guns were mounted in the floor of the observer's cockpit and were able to fire downward and at forward angles up to the cross-axle of the landing gear. For defence a single Parabellum machine-gun was provided in the usual rear-cockpit position and armour plating was added around the engine and cockpits. The J.Ia version differed in having ailerons fitted to the lower as well as upper wings. The longer J.II of the following year differed further in having horn-balanced tail control surfaces and upper ailerons. A total of over 600 J.I/J.Ia/J.IIs were built.
  After the war J.IIs first passed to Deutsche Luft-Reederei. This airline began what became the first sustained daily passenger aeroplane service in the world with them and DFWs on 5 February 1919 (between Berlin and Weimar). Although early commercial J.IIs retained open cockpits, modified aircraft quickly appeared with an enclosed cabin for two passengers.
  Data: Engine one 149 kW (200 hp) Benz Bz.IV Wing span 13.46 m (44 ft 2 in) Length (J.II) 7.9 m (25 ft 11 in) Max T-O weight (J.II) 1,765 kg (3,891 lb) Max level speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
AEG J.I, сер. N J151/17 из FAA250, лето 1917г.
AEG J.II with enclosed accommodation for the passengers, operated by Aero Lloyd.
Схема штурмовика A.E.G. J.I

Кронштейны для крепления пулеметов на полу кабины
Способ крепления брони на A.E.G. J.I
Пулеметные гашетки
AEG J.I J151/17 в зелено/фиолетовом "пятнистом" камуфляже. К внутренним стойкам крыла прикреплены вымпелы. Происхождение и назначение светлой пунктирной линии на борту фюзеляжа неизвестно.