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Friedrichshafen FF.31

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Type Two-seat coastal patrol floatplane
Manufacturer Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen
Maiden flight 1910s
Introduced 1915
Primary user German Navy

The Friedrichshafen FF.31 was a German lightweight two-seat floatplane of the 1910s produced by Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen.

Development and design

The FF.31 was a biplane floatplane with a central nacelle and two open cockpits. The engine was mounted at the rear of the nacelle, driving with a pusher propeller. The twin open-frame tail booms extended aft from the wings to carry the tail unit. A version of the FF.31 with a fixed tailskid landing gear was designated the FF.37.

Operational history

The FF.31 entered service with the German Navy in May 1915.


Production floatplane
FF.31 with fixed tailskid landing gear.


Template:Country data German Empire

Specifications (variant)



  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Borzutzki, Siegfried (1993). Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen GmbH: Diplom-Ingenieur Theodor Kober. Berlin: Königswinter, 104. 

External links

See also

Designation sequence

Related lists

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