Help with german floatplane

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  1. CharlesBronson

    CharlesBronson Well-Known Member

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    Albatros W.4, according to the blurb on the shot you posted :) That looks to be correct.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Is not a W4, the W4 was single seat, this has pilot and gunner.
     
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    You are right. Maybe one of the Friedrichshafen float planes then?
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    Lock me in with a Friedrichshafen FF 33L based on the tail and wing/float struts.
    And every nice video by the way!
     
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    Looking at several pictures I think you are right is a FF39 or 49, no much differences aniway, thank you very much.

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    I agree that's the Friedrichshafen FF33L C2MG version. Later variants of the seaplane had more pairs of struts.

    Friedrichshafen FF33L.jpg
     
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    A little bit more info; the aircraft are FF 33Ls and the station is Zeebrugge, or Seeflugstation Flandern I to the Germans. The Zeebrugge Mole seaplane base was characterised by its railway line that ran the length of the pier, which is clearly shown in the clip, in transporting the aircraft from the hangars to the launch ramps.
     
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    Very good , thanks for the info.
     
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