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Friedrichshafen FF.29 Aircraft Information

Friedrichshafen FF.29


Manufacturer: Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen
First flight: 1910s
Introduced: 1914
Primary user: German Navy
Number built: 30+

The Friedrichshafen FF.29 was a German lightweight two-seat floatplane of the 1910s produced by Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen.

Development and design

The FF.29 was designed as a lightweight floatplane, a biplane powered by a Mercedes D.II inline piston engine.

Operational history

The FF.29 entered service with the German Navy in November 1914, it was used for coastal patrol and reconnaissance and had the ability to carry a small load of bombs.

On 15 January 1915 a FF.29 was the first plane to be launched from a submarine, the U-12.


FF.29 Production aircraft. FF.29A A similar aircraft with improved floats and tail surfaces.


German Empire

German Navy

Specifications (FF.29)

General characteristics

Length: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 16.30 m (53 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 57.5 m² (619 ft²)
Empty weight: 928 kg (2,046 lb)
Gross weight: 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x— Mercedes D.II, 90 kW (120 hp)


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
Borzutzki, Siegfried (1993). Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen GmbH: Diplom-Ingenieur Theodor Kober. Berlin: Kx¶nigswinter. pp. 102.

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