Flight, September 25, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
1. The A.E.G. Seaplane
is a newcomer into the German waterplane industry. The machine illustrated hereby was designed for the Warnemunde-Scandinavia Race, and is chiefly interesting on account of the wing mounting, which is such that the main planes can be folded back along the body for purposes of transport. The rectangular section body tapers towards the nose, where is mounted the 150 h p. Benz engine. Aluminium sheeting with inspection doors covers the front portion, whilst the rear part is covered with fabric. The two seats are arranged in tandem, the pilot occupying the rear one. By undoing the drag wires running to the fuselage the main planes can be folded along the sides of the body, the lower ones passing underneath it. The whole operation of folding the wings can be accomplished in under two minutes. The two main floats, which are of the single step type, are built up of two skins of mahogany over a framework of ash, and are fitted with bulkheads dividing them into watertight compartments. As the floats are of ample size - their displacement is three times the weight of the machine - they float very high on the water when the machine is at rest. The floats are carried on a framework of streamline steel tubes, to which they are attached, each by four rubber shock-absorbers. In addition to the usual equipment, a complete set of instruments for wireless telegraphy is carried.