A.E.G. G.IV – German Bomber Aircraft

Brickmania
$540.00
Current Stock:
10
SKU:
BKM471
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
3.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Andrea Boninsegna
Piece Count:
893 LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
3
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

About the A.E.G. G.IV – German Bomber Aircraft:

Built by Allgemeine Elektrizitäts Gesellschaft, the A.E.G. G. series was an early pioneer of metal aircraft construction. The G.IV, introduced in 1917, was used primarily as a short-range nighttime bomber that operated near the front lines. Manned by a crew of three—pilot, observer, and rear gunner—the G.IV’s crew was outfitted with electrically heated suits, while the plane itself used radios for increased communication.

The bomber was a twin-engine design with its engines outboard of the fuselage, but within the upper and lower wing assemblies. Power was supplied by two Mercedes D.IVa 6-cylinder engines that produced 260 hp each. The G.IV had a top speed of 103 mph and a ceiling of 14,760 feet. The bomber carried 882 lbs. of externally held ordnance as well as two 7.92 MG 14 machine guns—one forward, the other aft—for defense. The G.IV’s success was hindered only by its low fuel capacity.

The G.IV saw service on all fronts but saw extensive action in 1917–18 along the Western Front. With increased difficulty in identifying key targets at night, the G.IV engaged in harassment bombing to add further stress to Allied soldiers. The only existing AEG. G.IV is housed in Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum and is the only example of Germany’s “night lozenge” camouflage.

Specifications:

Crew: 3
Armament: 2x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Parabellum machine guns, 400 kg (880 lb) of bombs
Speed: 165 km/h (103 mph, 89 kn)
Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Unique, colorful, and loaded with custom printing, the A.E.G. G.IV kit features three custom minifigs, printed props, nose art, and side details. Play features include brick-built bombs, two mounted BrickArms machine guns, spinning props, and a working tail rudder. Also included is a high-quality sticker sheet for additional details.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Andrea Boninsegna
893 LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
3x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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