The AGO C.IV was a German reconnaissance aircraft of World War I. A departure from the manufacturer's pod-and-boom designs, it featured a traditional biplane layout with gradually tapering wings. Large orders were placed with AGO and two other manufacturers building under licence, but less than 100 were actually delivered. Although fast and well-armed, the C.IV proved unstable in the air and was disliked by aircrews.The early production version had a comma shaped rudder with unstrutted ailerons whilst later aircraft had a modified, curved rudder with strut braced double ailerons and additional strut bracing.
Data from German Aircraft of the First World War
- Crew: 2
- Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 11.9 m (39 ft 1 in)
- Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 37.5 m2 (404 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 160 kW (220 hp)
- Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph; 103 kn)
- Endurance: 4 hours
- Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,045 ft)
- Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 22 minutes
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