FBA Type H

Reconnaissance Flying Boat

F.B.A. Type H, Belgian Air Force, 5160, Legermuseum Brussel © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The FBA Type H is a single-engine three-seat reconnaissance flying boat produced by the British / French manufacturer FBA - Franco-British Aviation. Most of the aircraft were used by the French and Italian Navy.
The FBA Type H was also license built in Italy.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelHispano-Suiza 8Aa
Engine Power112 kW150 hp
max. Cruise Speed131 km/h71 kts
  82 mph
Speed150 km/h81 kts
  93 mph
Service Ceiling4.900 m16.076 ft
Range450 km243 NM
280 mi.
Empty Weight984 kg2.169 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.420 kg3.131 lbs
Wing Span14,72 m48 ft 4 in
Wing Area40,0 m431 ft
Length9,92 m32 ft 7 in
Height3,10 m10 ft 2 in
First Flight1916
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1917-1919
Total Productionca. 2000
Developed fromFBA Type C
Data for (Version)FBA H

[Photo-ID: 6531] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
F.B.A. Type H, Belgian Air Force, 5.160, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013F.B.A.
Type H
Belgian Air Force
Reg.: 5.160
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]