|Introduction||Sept 1916 |
|Number built||9 |
|Wingspan||22.0 m (72 ft 2 in)|
|Engine||2×150hp Benz Bz.III inlines|
|Armament||front flexible Parabellum|
730 kg (1,600 lb) torpedo
|Max Speed||125 km/h (78 mph)|
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. 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.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Friedrichshafen FF.41.
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