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Old 23rd June 2020, 18:45
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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?


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Old 23rd June 2020, 23:11
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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.

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Old 23rd June 2020, 23:25
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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.


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Old 24th June 2020, 08:02
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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.

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Old 24th June 2020, 20:40
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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



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Old 29th June 2020, 15:28
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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


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Old 30th June 2020, 13:19
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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.

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Old 30th June 2020, 13:33
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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


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Old 30th June 2020, 14:49
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Re: Photo French Flying Boat

Thanks Clint

Yes, I have photos of that aircraft before.

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