Re: AEG G IV information

Erik Pilawskii (
Mon, 23 Jan 1995 16:03:06 -0800 (PST)

> I am scratchbuilding a 1/72nd AEG G IV and have come to a standstill
> because of lack of reference material. Specifically, I need information on
> the cockpit of the G IV. The reference sources I have ( Lamberton's "Recce
> & Bomber A/C...", Janes (1919), and Gray/Thetford's "German A/C of the 1st
> WW" are good for exterior details, but are no help for the interior. Does
> anyone know of a source ( sources) that would help me? Anyone familiar
> etc.


Just a thought, but you might consider contacting the Canadian National
Aviation Museum, Ottowa. I can dig-up their number and a 'contact' if you
want. They *have* an original AEG.IV in night lozenge. I'd be willing to
bet that they could supply you with plans, drawings, photos, or whatever.
I found them them to be enormously helpful and friendly.

"The Heavens were the grandstands, and only the Gods were spectators. The
stake was the World. The forfeit was the Player's place at the table; and
the Game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports-- and the
most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men 40 years in
40 days; it ruined nervous systems in an hour. It was a fast game-- the
average life of a pilot at the Front was 48 hours. And, to many, it
seemed an Age....
Elliot White Springs, WWI ace