The Fokker F.27 Friendship

Fokker planned the F.27 Friendship as an elite execution and-limit, cutting edge Douglas DC-3 substitution.

Having embraced renovation of that very airplane after World War II, it changed over military C-47s into common area material aircrafts, whose experience empowered it to join the high wing of its own F.VIIb/3m trimotor with the all-metal development of its Ford partner.

The subsequent F.27-200, the zenith of configuration includes that most of studied transporters trusted essential in such an airplane, offered a round segment fuselage with a forward stuff and freight compartment, oval traveler windows, and a toward the back, left loading up entryway, giving it a 77-foot, 3.5-inch in general length. The compressed lodge had a 40-traveler limit in a four-side by side plan.

The high, straight wing, with a 95.2-foot length and a 753.5-square-foot region, at first included twofold opened following edge Fowler folds, yet later returned to single ones, to give short-field capacity, empowering slots it to serve the little, unprepared air terminals that would, to a huge degree, contain its functional domain.

Power, created by two 2,020-hp Rolls Royce RDa.7 Dart 528 motors, supplied it with a 45,000-pound gross weight, a 300-mph speed, and a greatest, 10,300-pound payload-scope of 1,285 miles.

Two static and two flight test airframes were built after receipt of Dutch government backing. The principal model, controlled by lower-appraised, 1,540-hp RDa.6 Dart 507s and the initially planned twofold opened high-lift gadgets, took to the sky on November 24, 1955. It was not at first compressed.

The three-foot longer second airplane, obliging 36, offered 1,720-hp RDa.6 Dart 511s.

The underlying F.27-100 creation rendition, first flying on March 23, 1958, was introduced into administration by Aer Lingus nine months after the fact, on December 15.

Fundamental to the program’s prosperity was the April 1956 permit produce concurrence with the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Company in the US, which later became Fairchild-Hiller. Since a large portion of the US nearby help transporters worked obsolete DC-3s, the understanding was viewed as a valuable chance to supplant countless airplane.

The subsequent Fairchild F-27, which previously flew from Hagerstown, Maryland, on April 12, 1958, integrated an extended nose for climate radar establishment, an expanded fuel limit, and seating for 40, which were all consequently applied to its Fokker partner.

After it was conceded its FAA type authentication on July 16, it was set into administration by West Coast Airlines two months after the fact, on September 27.

Beside the resulting, currently depicted, hot-and-high F.27-200, there were a few different variations, incorporating the F.27-300 with a port side freight entryway and a reinforced lodge floor; the F-27B, what could be compared to it; the F.27-400, a combi rendition; and the F.27-500, the first to include a fuselage stretch.