Friedrichshafen FF.33j

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Friedrichshafen FF.33j
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Friedrichshafen
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built ≤30[note 1]
Variants 33, 33b, 33e, 33f, 33h, 33l, 33s
Engine 150hp Benz Bz.III inline
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 116 km/h (72 mph)[2]
Endurance 5:00[2]

The Friedrichshafen FF.33j was a refinement of the FF.33 line, with a two-way radio rather than the 33e's transmitter-only radio. Like most radio-carrying FF.33's, no armament was carried -- protection was expected to be provided by escorting planes. [3] In May 1917, 30 FF.33j seaplanes were in service.[4]

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


  1. An order for 30 was placed in 1918, but it is not certain how many were completed before the armistice.[1]
  1. Nowarra, p.36.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Munson'76, p.96.
  3. Gray
  4. Nowarra, p.38.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711
  • 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