Brandenburg FB

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Hansa-Brandenburg FB
Hansa-Brandenburg FB on wheel set.jpg
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Brandenburg
Designer Ernst Heinkel
Introduction spring 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 6 [1]
Wingspan 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) [2]
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III inline
or 160hp Austro-Daimler inline [1]
Armament front flexible Parabellum [1]
Crew 3 [1]
Max Speed 140 km/h (87 mph) [2]
Climb 910 m (3,000 ft) in 11:30[2]

After studying a Lohner L flying boat, Ernst Heinkel designed the Brandenburg FB as an improvement. Six were ordered in 1916, and their robust construction made them popular with their crews, despite a German preference for floatplanes. All six were still in service in May 1917.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lohner_L.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Nowarra, p.50.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nowarra, pp.204-205.
Bibliography
  • 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