73. Friedrichshafen F33E
Of all the many German seaplanes built during WWI, the products of the Friedrichshafen factory were the most numerous, the most liked and trusted by the steadfast marinefliegers of the Kaiser's navy. The FF33 series was developed in 1915 and destined to see out the war via an extensive number of differing versions of which the FF33E, subject of this detailed study,was first to enter series production and ultimately operational service. Friedrichshafen seaplanes were equal to the many and varied tasks which they were called upon to perform and several took part in some notable exploits. Amongst these,the best known was 841 HFT Wolfchen,shipped aboard SMS Wolf which conducted an event-laden voyage that lasted over a year. Wolfchen's story forms a major part of this unique DATAFILE, the first ever monograph describing these workmanlike seaplane classics.Over 60 rare photos;eight pages of 1:48 and 1:72 scale plans; contemporary Atlas drawings;detailed colour notes and three rear cover profiles.
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