Friedrichshafen FF.33

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Friedrichshafen FF.33
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Friedrichshafen
Designer Theodor Kober
First flight late 1914 [1]
Introduction March 1915 [2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 6 [1][3]
Variants 33b, 33e, 33f, 33h, 33j, 33l, 33s
Engine 100hp[3] or 120hp Mercedes D.II[1] inline
Armament none

The Friedrichshafen FF.33 or FF.33A was the first of a long line of seaplanes. As was traditional at the time, the observer sat forward and the pilot in the rear, and no armament was carried. It was to be the first in a long line of respected FF.33-type seaplanes.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Friedrichshafen FF.33.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gray, p.117.
  2. Grosz, p.2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nowarra, p.34.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 73: FF 33E. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 1999. ISBN 1-902207-14-9
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070