For me a perfect diorama could be considered as a three-dimensional photograph, full of life and motion. From such a point of view it's a good idea to show a capital ship with lots of minor auxiliary ships, boats, barges or seaplanes. Being a Kaiserliche Marine (1914 - 1918) "specialist" I suffer from the lack of commercially produced accessories. Is there a solution? Yes, scratch-building. So - here they are - almost all of the important German WWI seaplanes, gathered together in a single matchbox! Note that the Albatros and both Brandenburgs show standard lozenge camouflage scheme, printed canvas cover.


Albatros W.4 - Fighter

Wingspan : 9,50 m
Length : 8,50 m
Height : 3,70 m
Gross Weight : 1 070 kg
Max. Speed : 160 km/h
Crew : 1
Armament : 2 MG
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Friedrichshafen FF 33 E - Reconnaissance

Wingspan : 16,75 m
Length : 10,45 m
Height : 3,76 m
Gross Weight : 1 635 kg
Max. Speed : 119 km/h
Crew : 2
Armament - not armed (hand bombs only)
Friedrichshafen FF 33 L - Fighter
Wingspan : 13,30 m
Length : 8,82 m
Height : 3,95 m
Gross Weight : 1 373 kg
Max. Speed : 136 (140) km/h
Crew : 2
Armament : 2 MG
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Hansa-Brandenburg W 12 - Fighter

Wingspan : 11.20 m
Length : 9,60 m
Height : 3,30 m
Gross Weight : 1 454 kg
Max. Speed : 161 (165) km/h
Crew : 2
Armament : 2 MG (late version : 3 MG)
Hansa-Brandenburg W 29 - Fighter
Wingspan : 13,50 m
Length : 9,38 m
Height : 3,00 m
Gross Weight : 1 494 kg
Max. Speed : 175 km/h
Crew : 2
Armament : 3 MG
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