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F27-300

Fokker F27 Friendship

Fokker F.27-100 Friendship PH-NIV Fokker Aircraft

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 F28 Fellowship
  • Variants: Fairchild F-27/FH-227
  • Developed into: Fokker 50, Fokker 60

Variants

  • F27-100 – was the first production model; 44 passengers
  • F27-200 – uses the Dart Mk 532 engine
  • F27-300 Combiplane – Civil passenger/cargo aircraft
  • F27-400 – “Combi” passenger/cargo aircraft, with two Rolls-Royce Dart 7 turboprop engines and large cargo door
  • F27-500 – The -500, had a 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) longer fuselage, a return to the Dart Mk 528 engine, and accommodation for up to 52 passengers. It first flew in November 1967
  • F27-500F – A version of the -500 for Australia with smaller front and rear doors
  • F27-600 – Quick change cargo/passenger version of -200 with large cargo door
  • F27-700 – A F27-100 with a large cargo door
  • F-27 – license-built version manufactured by Fairchild Hiller in the United States
  • FH-227 – stretched version of the F-27, independently developed and manufactured by Fairchild Hiller in the United States

Military variants

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)