The A.E.G. B.III was the last in a series of unarmed two-seat reconnaissance aircraft, and was an improved version of the A.E.G. B.II. Like the B.II the fuselage used welded steel tubes, with a fabric covering and wooden wing ribs. It was a two bay biplane, with the same 120hp Mercedes D.II engine as the B.II, with radiators mounted on the sides of the fuselage.

The B.III wasn't as successful as the B.II, and the armed A.E.G. C.I was based on the earlier design. The B.III was produced in 1915, and was used for unarmed reconnaissance duties and also as a training aircraft.

Engine: Mercedes D.II inline engine
Power: 120hp
Crew: 2
Span: 42ft 11 3/4in
Max speed: 68.75mph

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (5 January 2016), A.E.G. B.III , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_AEG_BIII.html

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