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Early reconnaissance types had proved the value of aircraft at the battle front and by 1916 all major air forces were carrying out expansion programmes. The C.IV was built by AEG as a follow-on to the unsuccessful C.III, although it reverted to the general configuration of the .II. Produced by AEG and Fokker, many C.IV were operated successfully in reconnaissance and observation roles by the German Air Force right up to the Armistice. Others went to the air forces of Bulgaria (which declared war on Romania in September 1916) and Turkey (engaged in war from 1914, but most Turkish Flying Corps aircraft flown by German pilots). Despite proving to be underpowered, C.IV were also used as escorts, while a night bomber variant (C.IVN) was produced in prototype form in 1917. It had a wing span of 15.3m and a 112kW Bz.III engine. Another variant was built as the C.IVa, powered by a 134kW Argus engine.


 ENGINE1 x Mc D III, 118kW
    Take-off weight1250 kg2756 lb
    Empty weight800 kg1764 lb
    Wingspan13.0 m43 ft 8 in
    Length7.2 m24 ft 7 in
    Height3.3 m11 ft 10 in
    Wing area39.0 m2419.79 sq ft
    Max. speed158 km/h98 mph
    Cruise speed140 km/h87 mph
    Ceiling5000 m16400 ft
    Range w/max.fuel560 km348 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.9mm machine-guns, 100kg of bombs

William R. Leon, 25.07.2017

Production figures claim that 400 examples of this aircraft were built. But this includes the AEG C.IVa of which a single aircraft was built in prototype form, a C.IVn night bomber was also built. It was powered by an Argus engine. Production figures for the basic C.IV were approximately 170 aircraft.

Barry, 18.06.2014

Paul the AEG aircraft in the Canadian Aviation & Space Museum is a GIV not a CIV and is notable for being the only twin engined German combat aircraft from the First World War extent in the world today.

Barry, 18.06.2014

Poland took 64 of these aircraft post war

Paul, 10.10.2011

The Canadian air & Space Museum in Ottawa hold the only survivor an AEF IV . Came to Canada in 1919

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kyle, 10.12.2008

its bull shit

Abdullah, 30.08.2007

I think you should make a flight simulator that how the aircraft fly and fight during combat

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