Friedrichshafen G.IV

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Friedrichshafen G.IV
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Friedrichshafen
Introduction 1918 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Engine 2×260hp pusher[2]
Armament rear flexible Parabellum

The Friedrichshafen G.IV looked much like a Friedrichshafen G.III with the front cockpit removed, leaving only a rear defensive gun. It was also known as the F55. The tail surfaces remained with the box-tail of the G.IIIa. [1]

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

Timeline [note 1]


  1. German numbers are from bi-monthly Frontbestand records (Effective Frontline Strength).[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gray, p.382.
  2. Lamberton, p.146.
  3. Grosz'85, p.60 and Grosz'86, p.66.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Peter M. Grosz, "Archiv -- Frontbestand". WW1 Aero, № 107, Dec 1985 and № 108, Feb 1986. Poughkeepsie, NY: World War I Aeroplanes, Inc.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027