Sablatnig SF.2

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Sablatnig SF.2
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Sablatnig
Designer Joseph Sablatnig[1]
Introduction Aug 1916 [2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 26 [2][3]
Wingspan 18.1 m (59 ft 6 in) [4]
Engine 160hp Mercedes D.III inline [2][3]
Armament none
Crew 2
Max Speed 130 km/h (81 mph)[2][5][4]
Climb 1,500 m (4,920 ft) in 18:00[2][4]
Ceiling ~3,800 m (12,500 ft)[5]
Endurance ~4:00[5]

The sleek Sablatnig SF.2 seaplane was of conventional construction, with a radio transmitter fitted. It was used for reconnaissance and coastal patrol. [2] Six were built by Sablatnig and ten each by L.F.G. Roland and L.V.G.. In the late part of their service lifetime, they were used as trainers.[1][3]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Munson, p.170.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Gray, p.533.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nowarra, p.60.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.95.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • 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