Imperial Germany (1917)
The LTG FD.1 biplane floatplane fighter was developed against a German Navy fighter requirement during World War 1.
Detailing the development and operational history of the LTG FD.1 Floatplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft. Entry last updated on 3/30/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The aircraft exhibited a traditional biplane wing arrangement consistent with the period. The fuselage was as streamlined as possible which included qualities like an enlarged spinner for the nose and slab sides for the body. A long vertical fin was set at the tail as were low horizontal planes. The aircraft carried a sole operator and he was seated aft of the upper wing element - a section of the wing cut-out for the operator's view. Single bays were used along the biplane wing configuration. Twin floats made up the undercarriage with a strut network used to brace the aircraft during landing and take-off.
As a fighter, the FD.1 carried 2 x 7.92mm machine guns in the upper forward fuselage, synchronized to fire through the spinning propeller blades by way of interrupter gear.
The aircraft was also known under the SD.1 designation.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (90mph).
Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.