F.B.A. Type A

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F.B.A. Type A
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer F.B.A.
First flight 1913
Primary users RAF Type A Roundel.svg U.K. (RNAS)
Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg Austria-Hungary
Number built 54 [1]
Engine 100hp Gnome rotary or
80hp Gnome rotary
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 109 km/h (68 mph) [1]

The diminutive F.B.A. Type A was based on the Donnet-Lévêque flying boats, for which F.B.A. had purchased the patent. While Aviation Maritime seems to have never bought the design, forty-two were purchased by the RNAS in 1915-1916 and --interestingly -- three by Austria-Hungary. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:FBA Type A.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Davilla, p.257.
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.