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C-31A

Fokker F27 Troopship

Fokker F.27-300M Troopship C-10 Royal Netherlands Air Force

The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the defunct Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker.

  • Role: airliner
  • National origin: Netherlands
  • Manufacturer: Fokker
  • First flight: 24 November 1955
  • Introduction: 19 November 1958
  • Status: Out of production, in service
  • Produced: 1986-1997
  • Number built: 586
  • Developed from: Fokker F27 Friendship
  • Variants: Fairchild F-27/FH-227
  • Developed into: Fokker 50, Fokker 60

Military variants

  • F27-300M Troopship – Military transport version for Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • F27-400M – Military version for US Army with designation C-31A Troopship
  • F27-500M – Military version
  • F27 200-MAR – Unarmed maritime reconnaissance version
  • F27 Maritime Enforcer – Armed maritime reconnaissance version

Military operators

  • Algerian Air Force
  • Angolan Air Force
  • Argentine Air Force
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • Biafran Air Force
  • Bolivian Air Force
  • Burmese Air Force (Became Myanmar Air Force)
  • Chad Air Force
  • Government of Chad
  • Cote d’Ivoire Air Force
  • Ecuadorian Air Force
  • Finnish Air Force
  • French Air Force
  • Sécurité Civile France
  • Ghana Air Force
  • Guatemalan Air Force
  • Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Indian Coast Guard
  • Indonesian Air Force
  • Iranian government
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
  • Italian Air Force
  • Mexican Navy
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Nigerian Air Force
  • North Yemen Air Force
  • Pakistan Naval Air Arm
  • Peruvian Navy
  • Philippine Air Force
  • Philippine Navy
  • Senegalese Air Force
  • Senegambia Air Force
  • Spanish Air Force
  • Sudanese Air Force
  • Royal Thai Navy
  • United States Army Parachute Team
  • United States Navy
  • Uruguayan Air Force
  • Yemen Air Force

Specifications (F.27)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 or 3
  • Capacity: 48-56 passengers
  • Length: 25.06 m (82 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 29 m (95 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 8.72 m (28 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 70 m2 (750 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 11,204 kg (24,701 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 19,773 kg (43,592 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Dart Mk.532-7 two-stage centrifugal compressor turboprop, 1,678 kW (2,250 hp) each

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 460 km/h (286 mph; 248 kn)
  • Range: 2,600 km (1,616 mi; 1,404 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 7.37 m/s (1,451 ft/min)