Norway - Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk Designations

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Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk

M.F.1 - 1915 Maurice Farman MF.7 floatplane devel., x 5-6
- M.F.1: 1 x 100–130 hp Hall-Scott A-3 V-8, span 19.02 m
-- https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/M.F._1.jpg

M.F.2 - 1916 armed M.F.1 devel. by kaptein HG Dehli, x 3
- M.F.2: 1 x 160 hp Sunbeam 150 hp V-8, span 15.60 m
-- M.F.2 armament: 2 x 50 kg mines/bombs, 1 x Madsen mg
-- M.F.2: F.10, F.12, + F.10 (II) replacement airframe
-- 3v: http://forsvaretsmuseer.no/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/m.f.2b/37238-1-nor-NO/M.F.2b_bigmodal.jpg
-- http://forsvaretsmuseer.no/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/marinemuseet/sjoeforsvarets-200-aars-historie/marinens-flyvevaapen/flyene-i-marinens-flygevaapen/m.f.2-1916-1924/36877-2-nor-NO/M.F.2-1916-1924_fullwidth.jpg

M.F.3 - 1917 2-seat biplane torpedo-bomber floatplane, x 4
- M.F.3: 1 x 160–180 hp Curtiss C-6 pusher, span 15.70 m
-- M.F.3: 1 x 35 cm torpedo or 2 x 50 kg bombs, 1 x Madsen mg

M.F.4 - 1918 2-seat biplane trainer based on M.F.1,* x 6
- M.F.4: Pusher, some rebuilt M.F.1s, span: 15.60 m
-- * Some conv., shorter wings and revised nacelle
- M.F.4: Prototype F.2 (II) 1 x 130 hp Renault V-8**
-- ** F.2 (II) re-eng. w/ Scania-Vabis, July 1918
- M.F.4: Prod'n, 1 x 110 hp Scania-Vabis engine

M.F.5 - 1918 tractor biplane 2-seat trainer* floatplane, x 9
-- * M.F.5 orig. designed by Delhi to be a recce-scout a/c
- M.F.5: 1 x 160 hp Sunbeam 150 hp V-8,** span 15.00 m
-- ** Late prod'n a/c had 240 hp AS Siddeley Puma 6-cyl.

M.F.6 - 1922 2-seat pusher biplane trainer floatplane, x 2
- M.F.6: 1 x 186 hp Beardmore 160 hp 6-cyl, span: 15.60 m
-- M.F.6 interim 'Farman' trainer to repl. some M.F.4s

M.F.7 - 1923 2-seat tractor biplane trainer floatplane, x 2
- M.F.7: Various inline powerplants, span 14.65 m
-- M.F.7: F.2(III), 1 x 110 hp Scania-Vabis/160 hp Mercedes
-- M.F.7: F.8(III), 1928 1 x 160 hp Mercedes/160 hp Sunbeam
-- http://forsvaretsmuseer.no/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/media/images/2.-m.f.7-havari/37370-1-nor-NO/2.-M.F.7-havari_bigmodal.jpg

M.F.8 - 1924 2-seat tractor biplane trainer floatplane, x 8
- M.F.8: Updated/revised M.F.7 w/ new tail & wing profile
- M.F.8 : Prototype, originally 1 x 100 hp Scania-Vabis
- M.F.8 : Prototype, re-eng. w/ 160 hp Beardmore or Sunbeam
- M.F.8B: Prod'n, 1 x 160 hp Mercedes later replaced*
-- * Incl. Bristol Lucifer, Walter Regulus, AS Cheetah IIA
-- Finally F-8 re-eng with 225 hp Jacobs L-4M, 1939-1940
-- http://borreminne.hive.no/aargangene/1993/Bilder/Borre010.jpg

M.F.9 - 1925 Høverjager single-seat biplane float fighter, x 10
- M.F.9 : 1 x 300 hp Hispano-Suiza HS.8, span: 10.45 m
- M.F.9 : Prototype (F.120) const. begun Aug 1924, service 1926
- M.F.9B: Production a/c (in two series), primarily wood constr.
- M.F.9C: [Project] 1932 steel-tube constr., F.142 near complete
-- aka Høverjager (Høver fighter) after kaptein Johan E. Høver

M.F.10 - 1929 2-seat tractor biplane trainer floatplane, x 10
- M.F.10: Derived from M.F.9, various engines, span 12.50 m
- M.F.10 : Prototype F.4 orig. with 160 hp Mercedes 6-cyl
- M.F.10 : Prototype F.4 re-engined with Hispano-Suiza V-8
- M.F.10B: Prod'n a/c with 1 x 300 hp AS Cheetah IIA radial

M.F.11 - 1930 single-engined 3-seat recce floatplane, x 29
- M.F.11: 1 x 575 hp AS Panther 14-cyl radial, span 15.40 m
-- M.F.11 armament: 1 x 200 kg depth charge, 1 x 7.7 mm mg
-- https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.F.11
-- https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/MF11.jpg

M.F.12 - 1939 2-seat low-wing trainer floatplane, x 1 prototype
- MF-12: 1 x 225 hp Jacobs L-4M, span 13.60 m, twin EDO 2880 floats*
-- * MF-12 orig. designed to re-use Hansa Brandenburg W-33 floats
-- MF-12 (F-14) 1st flown 11 July 1939 by kaptein Johan E. Høver
-- 3v: http://borreminne.hive.no/aargangene/1998_99/Bilder/64-TegnMF12.jpg
-- http://borreminne.hive.no/aargangene/1998_99/Bilder/34-MF12a.jpg
 

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