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Artifact no.
1967.0631.001
Model
A.E.G. GIV
Manufacturer
Allgemeine Elektricitats Ges.
Manufacturer Location
Germany
Manufactured Date
Before 1919
Context Technical
The G.IV is a unique specimen the only surviving twin-engine German First World War aircraft. It was shipped as a war trophy to Canada in 1919; its movements over the next 40 years (two 260 hp Mercedes engines were lost) were not well documented. The aircraft was stored in a warehouse operated by the Canadian War Museum in the 1950s. In 1968-69, it was restored by No. 6 Repair Depot, RCAF, with 160 hp Mercedes engines in place of the correct powerplants
Description
the AEG featured an all metal welded tube frame
Number of Parts
2
Group 1
Aviation
Category 1
Aircraft
Material
metal;wood
Length
7.2 M
Width
13.0 M