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musec04 23rd June 2020 18:45

Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello,


Currently on Delcampe is a photo of a french flying boat with the code G.28 at:


https://www.delcampe.net/fr/collecti...841179256.html


I believe that the code indicates that the machine was based at Guernsey and it is a FBA, but which version?


Regards,


Clint

jschreiber 23rd June 2020 23:11

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello Clint

With his Hispano engine, it's most probably a FBA type H, based at Guernesey, but the shots have been probably taken elsewhere.

Regards
Jean

musec04 23rd June 2020 23:25

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello Jean,


Thanks for the reply. A couple of follow up questions if I might.


You feel it is definitely not a type S. Admittedly Lucien Morareau in les Aeronefs de l'aviation maritime does have the Type H in use on Guernsey, but not the type S. Its just they look so alike I thought I'd better check.


My second question you say the shots were probably taken elsewhere. I wondered why you felt this was so, as it sewems to say Guernsey on the back of the postcard.


Regards,


Clint

jschreiber 24th June 2020 08:02

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello Clint

Lucien Morareau states in «*l’aviation Maritime pendant la Grande Guerre*» that FBA type H were deployed at Guernesey in 1918. The radiator shape can give some doubts, this one on the photo generally associated with the type S, but that's a standard part provided by more than one supplier.

On the back of the photo I read “Souvenir le 4-11-18” followed by a signature.

Regards
Jean

musec04 24th June 2020 20:40

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello,


Currently on ebay is a further photo of a french flying boat Donnet-Denhaut D.D.2 aka Donnet-Denhaut 160 hp Canton-Unné No.39 at:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aviation-Ai...EAAOSwh-Jd92bp



Regards,


Clint

musec04 29th June 2020 15:28

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello,


Currently on ebay are a number of photos of FBA Type H serial D12 of CAM Dunkerque at:


https://www.delcampe.net/fr/collecti...030794051.html


https://www.delcampe.net/fr/collecti...030792449.html


https://www.delcampe.net/fr/collecti...030791609.html


https://www.delcampe.net/fr/collecti...030790103.html


Regards,


Clint

Stig Jarlevik 30th June 2020 13:19

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Pity the true serial number is over painted on the port side.
One photo shows the aircraft from the starboard side and too far away for any serial to be read,
D.12 was the CAM's code.

Cheers
Stig

musec04 30th June 2020 13:33

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hi Stig,


As you say a pity. Here however, is a sister ship so to speak FBA Type H of CAM Dunkerque D11 serial No.332 :


https://www.ebay.de/itm/tolle-alte-K...UAAOSwDlZevwT4


Regards,


Clint

Stig Jarlevik 30th June 2020 14:49

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Thanks Clint

Yes, I have photos of that aircraft before.

Cheers
Stig

musec04 26th August 2020 10:19

Re: Photo French Flying Boat
 
Hello,


Currently on ebay there is a photo of a flying boat which may or may not be french, I've assumed that the L2 means that it is a Lorient based machine but this may not be the case. Does anyone recognise the type of flying boat shown or even whether the uniform indicates that it is a french officer? The photo is at :


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-sep...AAAOSwubRfRYgc


Regards,


Clint


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