O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)
A.E.G. B I
This type of two-seater was used in small numbers for unarmed reconnaissance work during 1914. The tricycle undercarriage is noteworthy. Engine, 100 h.p. Mercedes D I. Span, 15.5 m. (50 ft. 10 1/4 in.). Length, 10.5 m. (34 ft. 5 3/8 in.). Weight empty, 650 kg. (1,430 lb.). Speed, 90/100 km.hr. (56.25-62.5 m.p.h.).
A.E.G. B II
Powered with a 120 h.p. Mercedes D II engine, this 1914 design was used in small numbers on unarmed reconnaissance duties. This aircraft was the forerunner of the later C I design.
A.E.G. B III
This 1915 development of the B II design was used both for unarmed reconnaissance and as a school machine. Engine, 120 h.p. Mercedes D II. Span, 131 m. (42 ft. 11 3/4 in.). Speed, 110 km.hr. (68.75 m.p.h.).
Flight, August 21, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
6. The New A.E.G. Biplane
differs from the machine described above in that it has no back-swept wing tips. The main planes are straight, as seen in plan, but are set at a very pronounced dihedral angle. For purposes of transport they can be folded flat along the sides of the fuselage. The chassis has three wheels, of which the front one, protecting the propeller, is sprung by means of a coil spring on a steel tube sloping backwards to the nose of the fuselage.