Fokker 27




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maritime patrol
six
RR turboprops
2 x 2,140 shp
32,120 lbs.
45,900 lbs.
8,664 lbs
77 ft. 3 in.
95 ft. 2 in.
300 mph
1,400 fpm
29,500 feet
10 - 12 hours
11/24/55
1956



 

Fokker 27
Fokker 27
The Fokker 27, known as the MPA (Maritime Patrol Aircraft) in naval military use and Friendship in civil aviation use, was the most produced Netherlands built turboprop airliner following World War II. The aircraft was produced from 1955 until 1987.
Fairchild obtained a license to manufacture the Fokker 27 in the United States in 1956. It became the first U.S. manufactured turboprop airliner to enter service.
In addition to civil aviation use, the Fokker 27 was widely used by the military. Their maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), pictured at the top of this page, were used throughout the world. Typical equipment included long range fuel tanks, magnetic anomaly detection sensors, enhanced avionics, sonars, side scan radars, depth charges, torpedoes and missiles for use in both surface shipping and antisubmarine warfare.

A total of 664 Fokker 27 aircraft of all types were produced of which ten continue to fly to date.

RC Fokker 27

The RC Fokker 27, shown in a Golden Knights paint scheme, built by Johnny Kim from Seoul, Korea has a wingspan of 71 in., with a length of 57 3/4 in.  It is driven by a pair of KMS 4120/05 motors that are powered by two 4000 mAh LiPo batteries. Motors are controlled by a pair of 80 Amp speed controllers. Building materials are balsa and plywood, with an all up weight of around 11 1/2 lbs. Johnny equipped his RC Fokker 27 with retracts and navigation lights. He tells us that it is "as fast and maneuverable as a fighter plane".Exhib Air has a RC Fokker 27 kit. It is of all wood construction, has a wingspan of 96 in. and a length of 78 in. You can power it with a pair of .60 two stroke engines. Ready to fly weight is around 18 lbs.  The RC Fokker 27 kit has not been produced in a while, but can be occasionally found for sale on eBay and aviation websites.




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