Форум Breguet's Aircraft Challenge
This machine is from the AGO (Aviatik Gustav Otto)-Flugzeugwerke from Berlin-Johannisthal. This machine is commonly known as Militardoppeldecker (Military biplane) with Argus engine. The machine has bar-structured tailbooms (German : 'Gitterrumpf') with front-wheels and an MG in the front. Machine was an experimental type from 1914.
AGO built during the same time a Seedoppeldecker - the same type on floats - which was more succesfull. Five of these were actually bought by the German Marine, No. 65-69.
Flight, September 25, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
2a. The New Ago Seaplane
is a later type than machine No. 2, having been designed for the Wamemunde-Scandinavia Race. In some respects it is reminiscent of the Wight seaplane, especially as regards the long floats and the nacelle. The former are of the displacement type in front, running out to a flat bottom at the rear. Air is admitted to the step by means of metal tubes passing through the interior of the float and sloping slightly backwards. Connection between floats and nacelle is by means of stout ash struts, as this firm is of opinion that good ash is more suitable than steel for seaplane work.
The nacelle projects a considerable distance out in front of the main planes and is fitted in front with a wind-screen. The two seats are arranged one behind the other, the pilot sitting in front. The tail planes are carried on an outrigger, and consist of a fixed stabilising plane, elevator, vertical fins and rudder. The vertical area of fins and rudders does not appear to be sufficient to counteract the large side area of the nacelle and the two long floats, although the rear portion of the nacelle and the engine are to the rear of the c.g. With a 150 h.p. Argus engine the speed of this machine is 56 m.p.h.