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Designed by Swiss engineer A. Haefeli (earlier with Farman) the C.I and C.II series of twin-boom reconnaissance biplanes were each armed with one machine-gun in the nose. C.I and C.II land-planes had a four-wheel landing gear under the central two crew nacelle and a tailskid under each boom. Power was provided by a 160hp Mercedes D.III and 150hp Benz III or 220hp Benz Bz.IV pusher engine respectively.

C.Is and C.IIs became operational over the Western Front in the latter half of 1915. Serving just a short span, the C.II performed from 1915 on, replaced by more conventional and modernised types before the end of the war.

The similarly powered C.I-W (one built) and C.II-W (two built) twin-float seaplane versions were operated by the German Navy in a coastal reconnaissance and defence role.

Aerowerke Gustav Otto AGO C.II
Engine: 1 x Benz IV 6-cylinder liquid-cooled inline, 220hp.
Length: 32.28ft (9.84m)
Wingspan: 47.57ft (14.50m)
Height: 10.40ft (3.17m)
Empty Weight: 2,998lbs (1,360kg)
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 4,290lbs (1,946kg)
Maximum Speed: 80mph (128kmh; 69kts)
Maximum Range: 360miles (580km)
Service Ceiling: 14,764ft (4,500m)
Armament: 1 x 7.92 Parabellum machine gun
Accommodation: 2


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