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Friedrichshafen FF8

Страна: Германия

Год: 1913

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J.Herris Friedrichshafen Aircraft of WWI (A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes 21)


Friedrichshafen FF8

  The FF7 design was not built and with their next design, the FF8, Friedrichshafen returned to a floatplane of tractor monoplane configuration. The first flight of the FF8 was in June 1913; like the earlier FF4 it used a 65 hp, four-cylinder Argus for power. Wing warping was used for roll control, but the wing did not use the Taube planform, which probably improved its performance compared to the FF4. Again only one aircraft was built.

Friedrichshafen FF8 Specifications
Engine: 65 hp Argus
Wing: Span 13.00 m
Area 22.00 m2
General: Length 11.00 m
Height 3.60 m
Loaded Weight 620 kg
Maximum Speed: 95 km/h

J.Herris - Friedrichshafen Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Friedrichshafen FF8 floatplane before markings were applied. The FF8 reverted to wing-warping for roll control. One reference states the FF8 was a single-seater, although it clearly had room for a second seat in front of the pilot and it seems a passenger could have been carried. (The Peter M. Bowers Collection/The Museum of Flight)
J.Herris - Friedrichshafen Aircraft of WWI /Centennial Perspective/
The Friedrichshafen FF8 floatplane after markings were applied. The ground crew appear to be in the process of launching the aircraft.