Friedrichshafen G.I

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Friedrichshafen G.I
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Friedrichshafen
Designer Theodor Kober & Karl Gehlen[1]
First flight late 1914
Introduction Jan 1915 [1]
Primary user Germany
Number built 1 [2][3]
Engine 2×150hp Benz Bz.III inline[3]
Armament flexible nose Parabellum [2][3]

The Friedrichshafen G.I, a.k.a. the FF30, was a large biplane with twin 150hp Benz engines. Like other battleplane-escort concepts in the K-class, it was found to be lacking as an escort but promising as a bomber, so further development was done under the guise of the G.II.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Friedrichshafen G.I.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Munson, p.103.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Herris'14, p.71.
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