Flight, October 9, 1914.
AIRCRAFT "MADE IN GERMANY"
WHICH MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST THE ALLIES.
8. The Aviatik Seaplane
is a tractor biplane of the usual fuselage type. The main planes, of which the upper one is of slightly larger span than the lower one, are of rectangular plan form, and are separated by four pairs of steel tube struts. The two halves of the upper plane are joined to a monoplane type of cabane, the four tubes of which are secured to the upper longitudinals of the body. In the nose is mounted the 190 h.p. Argus motor, access to which is gained through inspection doors in the aluminium covering of the front portion of the body. Further back, and on each side of the body, are mounted the two radiators. Pilot and passenger sit behind one another, tandem fashion, the pilot occupying the rear seat. A large main float is carried on a very simple structure of steel tubes, and the lateral stability of the machine when on the sea is increased by two smaller auxiliary floats supported on steel tubes from the lower main plane.