From Wings of Linen

Flugzeugbau Dr. Josef Sablatnig, Berlin, was a minor manufacturer of German seaplanes and (in small numbers) the N.I night bomber.

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. Apparently only the prototype SF.1 was constructed.[1]
  2. The SF.3 was a ply-covered seaplane with the 220hp Benz, but it did not go into production.[1]
  3. Two SF.4s were built for seaplane competitions, but they were not selected for production.[2]
  4. The SF.6 prototype was an SF.5 with a strengthened float-strut system.[3]
  5. Perhaps only one of three SF.7s were built in 1917, but it did not go into production due to inferior performance for the time.[2]
  6. The SF.8 was a trainer seaplane. Beyond the initial three, an order for thirty was placed, but it is unsure how many were completed.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Nowarra, p.60.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nowarra, p.62.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nowarra, p.64.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Jack Herris, Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI. USA: Aeronaut Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-935881-10-0
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • 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