Friedrichshafen FF.49

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FF.49
FF49.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen GmbH
First flight 1917
Introduction September 1917
Primary users Kaiserliche Marine
Finnish Air Force
Polish Air Force
Danish Navy
Number built 240
Developed from Friedrichshafen FF.33

Friedrichshafen FF.49 was a German, two-seat, single-engine floatplane designed by Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen in 1917.

Versions[edit]

  • FF.49 - Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane, powered by a 150 kW (200 hp) Benz Bz.IV piston engine. 14 built.
  • FF.49B - Two-seat bomber floatplane. 25 built.
  • FF.49C - Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane.

Operators[edit]

 Denmark
Royal Danish Navy
 Finland
Finnish Air Force (four FF.49C, one FF.49B; in use 1918-1923)
 German Empire
Kaiserliche Marine
 Netherlands
Royal Netherlands Navy
 Norway
(four FF.49C, by A/S Aero)
 Poland
Polish Air Force (Postwar)
 Sweden
Swedish Navy (Postwar), (two FF.49C, in use from 1919–1924)

Specifications (FF.49)[edit]

starting for a reconnaissance flight

Data from Thulinista Hornetiin

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 11.60 m (38 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.15 m (56 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 71.16 m² (765.7 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,485 kg (2,970 lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Useful load: kg (kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,135 kg (4,697 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IV 6-cylinder, water-cooled inline engine, 152-164 kW (200-220 hp)

Performance

Armament

  • 1 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) machine gun
  • 4 × 12.7 kg (28 lb) bombs

See also[edit]

Related lists

Sources[edit]

  • Timo Heinonen (1992). Thulinista Hornetiin - 75 vuotta Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneita. Tikkakoski: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo. ISBN 951-95688-2-4.