Friedrichshafen FF.41

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Friedrichshafen FF.41
Role Torpedo Seaplane
Manufacturer Friedrichshafen
Introduction Sept 1916 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 9 [1][2]
Wingspan 22.0 m (72 ft 2 in)[2]
Engine 2×150hp Benz Bz.III inlines
Armament front flexible Parabellum
730 kg (1,600 lb)[2] torpedo
Crew 3
Max Speed 125 km/h (78 mph)[1][2]

Nine Friedrichshafen FF.41 (aka FF.41a) seaplanes were built, with first deliveries in September 1916. They were intended for torpedo-carrying duties, but like most torpedo-carriers, they probably spent more time in patrol and training duties.[1] Beyond the prototype, five were delivered in mid-summer 1917 followed by another three in August. It was used in the North Sea and the Baltic in late 1916 through late 1917.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Friedrichshafen FF.41.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gray, p.372.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nowarra, pp.204-205.
  3. Nowarra, p.40.
  • 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