ⓘ AEG Wagner Eule

AEG Wagner Eule

ⓘ AEG Wagner Eule

The Eule English: Owl was one of a series of aircraft developed by the German electrical company AEG. Designed by an engineer named Wagner first name unknown, the single engine, two seat, mid-wing monoplane aircraft featured a fuselage of welded steel tubs with fabric covering and a wing of oak wood with fabric covering. The fuselage measured 4.77 meters with a cross section of 110 cm x 98 cm. The wings were tapered and featured a scalloped, bat-like trailing edge and a curving leading edge, with an overall look that was much like that of a bird or bat.

The first prototype was built with a GNOME rotary engine and was used for tests in a taxi. He was engulfed in flames during a test period when a fire broke out while repairs were made to the aircraft fuel tank. The second prototype of the aircraft was equipped with a rotary engine or inline 4-cylinder engine from Ford model "T". had a few short flights to test the aerodynamic characteristics of the prototype before the project was abandoned.

The unusual configuration of the wing has not been shown to AEGs subsequent aircraft structures, however, welded metal frame, fabric-covered fuselage was moved to AEGs, C and J class aircraft.

Hoyle subsequently, the prototype was put on display in the aircraft Assembly hall of AEG. Later, after the end of world war I, AEG donated the prototype to the German aviation collection in Berlin. During the Second world war, the prototype Hoyle was transferred to German-occupied Poland and is stored in Czarnkow, near Poznan. In 1945, the Russians in Poland and planes and many other planes from the collection of German aircraft, was abandoned by the retreating German troops.

Then the collection was deposited with the Polish government in the Technical Museum, and then in 1963 was sent to the Museum Lotnictwa Krakow aviation Museum, where it was deposited for future preservation.