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Friedrichshafen FF19

Страна: Германия

Год: 1914

Friedrichshafen - FF17 - 1914 - Германия<– –>Friedrichshafen - FF21 - 1914 - Германия

Журнал Flight

Flight, October 16, 1914.


11. The F.F. (Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen) Seaplane
is a biplane of the tractor type, having a rectangular section body, and main planes which are straight as seen in plan but which are set at a dihedral angle. The engine - a 135 h.p. N.A.G. - is mounted in the nose of the body, and long exhaust pipes carry the exhaust gases down below the lower plane. Immediately behind the engine is the passenger's seat, whilst further back, to the rear of the trailing edge of the planes, is situated the pilot's seat. The two main floats are of the single stepped type, and are spaced comparatively wide apart in order to increase the lateral stability of the machine on the water. In previous models a single central float was fitted. A small float fitted under the rear part of the body takes the weight of the tail planes when the machine is at rest.

Журнал - Flight за 1914 г.
11. The F.F. Tractor seaplane.
Журнал - Flight за 1916 г.
BACK FROM A SCOUTING EXPEDITION OVER THE NORTH SEA. - The pilot is being carried ashore from his craft on returning. The machine is of the F.F. 19 type. (The letters F.F. mean Flugzeugban Friedrichshafen, the German Naval Aircraft Factory.) In the background will be seen two other machines of a similar type.
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Friedrichshafen FF19 seaplanes 25 and 26 enjoying unusually calm sea conditions in the Heligoland Bight. They were part of a five-aircraft order placed in February 1914, harbingers of the three-bay Friedrichshafen seaplane layout that became the FF33 when powered by the 150hp Benz and the FF49 when the 200hp Benz was used. This basic design, developed over the following two years, had not been improved upon for general workaday duties by the time of the Armistice, and the later models were the most widely used reconnaissance seaplanes in service.
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Mobilization seaplanes on the ramp at Kiel-Holtenau in August 1914. Aircraft identified in this early wartime photograph include: Rumpler 4BIl (150hp Benz) from Warnemunde, Sopwith Bat-Boat 44 (which was never used operationally but merely for short local flights), Friedrichshafen FF19 23 and Albatros B I on floats, which was another machine taken over on the outbreak of war at Warnemunde. All aircraft are carrying red streamers from the bottom wings near the tips for identification purposes and are marked with the Iron Cross type of national insignia.
A.Imrie - German Naval Air Service /Arms & Armour/
Following the occupation of the Belgian coast, a seaplane base was established at Zeebrugge in December 1914. Aircraft were kept in the railway station hall at the end of the Mole, fully assembled on specially constructed flat railway cars which carried tools, fabric, dope, etc for minor repairs, as well as supplies of water, fuel and oil. Locomotives were kept with steam up and were always available to pull the trains out on to the Mole and up to the cranes used to lift and lower the seaplanes to the water. In this early 1915 scene no national insignia are displayed on the upper wing surfaces of these Friedrichshafen FF29 seaplanes or the Oertz flying-boat numbered 46, but wing undersurfaces were marked spanwise with the straight-sided cross, as seen on the Oertz's rudder.