|U-12 with FF.29 on deck|
|Role||Two-seat coastal patrol floatplane|
|Primary user||German Imperial Navy|
Development and design
The FF.29 entered service with the German Imperial Navy in November 1914, it was used for coastal patrol and reconnaissance and had the ability to carry a small load of bombs. On 24 December 1914 an FF.29 was the first aircraft to drop a bomb on British soil, a single bomb landed in the garden of a house in Leyburn Road, Dover. There were no injuries and little damage beyond a crater in the lawn and smashed windows. On 15 January 1915 a FF.29 was the first plane to be launched from a submarine, the SM U-12.
- Production aircraft.
- A similar aircraft with improved floats and tail surfaces.
- Length: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 16.30 m (53 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 57.5 m2 (619 ft2)
- Empty weight: 928 kg (2,046 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.II, 90 kW (120 hp)
- Related lists
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Friedrichshafen aircraft.|
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing.
- Borzutzki, Siegfried (1993). Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen GmbH: Diplom-Ingenieur Theodor Kober. Berlin: Königswinter. p. 102.