naval survey aircraft, F/F: 23rd Oct. 1918, 3 built JFA
twin seated cantilever mono seaplane, corrugated Duralumin construction
In 1918 Hugo Junkers started discussions with the German Navy about utilizing his all metal aircraft.
Junkers purposed a derivate of his J10 aircraft as a naval reconaissance aircraft. One design was the conventional J10
as a cantilever monoplane, a second design saw the J10 as a double wing aircraft. Junkers managed to convience the
German Navy, that a cantilever monoplane version would satisfy their demand and the German Navy put an order
for three test aircraft.
Two aircraft of the J10 production line (7501 and 7503) were modified to J11 standard. They got a new rear fuselage
and a larger wing, as well as two swimmers. On October, 23rd 1918 Richard Thiedemann
of the German Navy took off for the first flight of the Junkers J11. The test flights continued after the end of WW I.
For more stability a fixed tail was adapted to the aircraft. This fixed triangle tail became typical for the early postwar
aircraft designs of Junkers, i.e. the F13.
Due to the end of WWI no more J11 aircraft were ordered by the Navy. A total of three aircraft were modified
to the J11 standard. Experiences from the J11 test programme were further utilized for the A20- and F13 seaplane versions
after WW I.