The Friedrichshafen FF.29 was designed as a light weight biplane on floats. IT was equipped with a Mercedes D.II engine and succeeded the pre war FF-19.
44 Examples were built.
First examples entered operational service in November 1914. It was used for patrols along the coast and also for reconnaissance duties. It was possible to carry a small bomb load.
Noteworthy is the fact that a FF.29 was the first aircraft to be launched from a submarine.
The FF.29A was a version with improved floats and tail.
|Length:||10,21 m||Wingspan:||16,21 m|
|Height:||- m||Wing area:||60 m2|
|Empty weight:||- kg||Max. start weight:||- kg|
|Max. speed:||100 km/hr||Climbing speed:||- m/min|
|Cruising speed:||- km/hr|
|Range:||- km||Service ceiling:||- m|
|Engine type:||One Mercedes D-II rated 120 hp|
|Crew:||Two men; one aviator plus one observer|