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 Ñ.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.
| ENGINE||1 x Mc D III, 118kW|
| Take-off weight||1250 kg||2756 lb|
| Empty weight||800 kg||1764 lb|
| Wingspan||13.0 m||43 ft 8 in|
| Length||7.2 m||24 ft 7 in|
| Height||3.3 m||11 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||39.0 m2||419.79 sq ft|
| Max. speed||158 km/h||98 mph|
| Cruise speed||140 km/h||87 mph|
| Ceiling||5000 m||16400 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||560 km||348 miles|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 7.9mm machine-guns, 100kg of bombs|
|William R. Leon, e-mail, 25.07.2017 05:50|
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 13:29|
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 13:23|
Poland took 64 of these aircraft post war
|Paul, e-mail, 10.10.2011 22:49|
The Canadian air & Space Museum in Ottawa hold the only survivor an AEF IV . Came to Canada in 1919
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|Abdullah, 30.08.2007 16:14|
I think you should make a flight simulator that how the aircraft fly and fight during combat
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