Lübeck-Travemünde F.4

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Lübeck-Travemünde F.4
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Lübeck-Travemünde
First flight March 1918 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 3 to 34[note 1]
Wingspan 16.7 m (54 ft 9 in)[2] or
18.0 m (59 ft 0 in) [3]
Engine 200hp Benz inline
Armament rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2 [3]
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph) [3][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 9:00[3] to 9:18[2]
2,700 m (9,000 ft) in 27:30[3]

The Lübeck-Travemünde F.4 was a heavy floatplane with full radio equipment meant for patrol. After successes with the first three prototypes, an order for thirty was placed. After the war, one ended up in Norway, where it was converted to civilian use. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lübeck-Travemünde_F.2.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. After the first three prototypes, an order for thirty was placed, but it is uncertain how many were actually delivered.[1].
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nowarra, p.28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gray, p.471.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • 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