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AGO S.I

Страна: Германия

Год: 1918

AGO - C.VII / C.VIII - 1916 - Германия<– –>AGO - R-plane - 1919 - Германия


O.Thetford, P.Gray German Aircraft of the First World War (Putnam)


Ago S I
  Two of these single-seat aircraft were built, but were not completed before the war ended. They were designed for low-level attack, and probably had some degree of protective armour. Armament was given as two Spandau machine-guns and one 2 cm. cannon, although how the cannon was installed is not known. The photograph is the only one known to exist and, although poor, it does show well the split undercarriage chassis, which was considerably ahead of its time. Engine: 260 h.p. Basse und Selve BuS III.


J.Herris Development of German Warplanes in WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 1)


S-Class

  The increasing important of anti-tank weapons lead to Idflieg creating the S-type. The S-type was basically an evolved J-type whose primary purpose was ground attack, especially destroying tanks. The requirement was for a two-seat armored biplane with 20mm Becker cannon fitted for anti-tank duties. The gunner also had a flexible machine gun to defend the aircraft against enemy fighters. The Ago S.I, the only S-type apparently completed before the armistice, was too late to go into production or operation.

J.Herris - Development of German Warplanes in WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The massive Ago S.I was the only S-type completed before the armistice. The split undercarriage gave the gunner a wide field of fire downward for the Becker cannon. Power was a 260 hp Basse und Selve BuS.IV.
J.Herris - Development of German Warplanes in WWI /Centennial Perspective/
Ago S I
J.Herris - Development of German Warplanes in WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The drawing shows the armor plate and the mounting of the 20mm Becker cannon for anti-tank duties. The gunner also had a flexible machine gun to defend against enemy fighters.