Open main menu

The Lübeck-Travemünde F.2 was first designed as a four-bay biplane in early 1916, but production orders were of a three-bay design. It saw service over the North Sea and Baltic in small numbers. While never a star, it performed its workmanlike patrol duties well. Production trickled out slowly, with the last F.2 delivered in May 1918. [1]

Lübeck-Travemünde F.2
Lübeck-Travemunde F 2 - Ray Wagner Collection Image (21255777180).jpg
Role Seaplane
Manufacturer Lübeck-Travemünde
First flight 1916 [1]
Introduction July 1917 [1]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 11[2] to ~17[1]
Wingspan 18.0 m (59 ft 1 in) [3] or
19 m (62 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 220hp Mercedes D.IV inline
Armament rear flexible Parabellum
Crew 2 [3]
Max Speed 136 km/h (85 mph)[2] to 142 km/h (88 mph)[3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 10:00[2]
2,700 m (9,000 ft) in 27:30[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Lübeck-Travemünde_F.2.

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nowarra, p.28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gray, p.470.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
Bibliography
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070