The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner developed and manufactured by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. It is the most numerous post-war aircraft manufactured in the Netherlands; the F27 was also one of the most successful European airliners of its era.
The F27 was developed during the early 1950s with the intent of producing a capable successor to the earlier piston engine-powered airliners that had become commonplace on the market, such as the Douglas DC-3. A key innovation of the F27 was the adoption of the Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop engine, which produced substantially less vibration and noise which provided improved conditions for passengers; another major comfort feature was cabin pressurization. Innovative manufacturing techniques were also employed in the aircraft's construction.
On 24 November 1955, the F27 made its maiden flight; on 19 November 1958, the type was introduced to revenue service. Shortly after its introduction, the F27 was recognized as being a commercial success. Under a licensing arrangement reached between Fokker and the U.S. aircraft manufacturer Fairchild, the F27 was manufactured in the United States by the latter; Fairchild went on to independently develop a stretched version of the airliner, which was designated as the Fairchild FH-227. During the 1980s, Fokker developed a modernized successor to the F27, the Fokker 50, which eventually replaced it in production.
AG1- Right rear door
AG2- Left rear door
AG3- Cargo door
AG4- Cabin lights
AG7- Landing Lights
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- Predecessor Vintage Airliner Challenge [CLOSED]
- Created On Android
- Wingspan 94.3ft (28.7m)
- Length 82.1ft (25.0m)
- Height 26.9ft (8.2m)
- Empty Weight -38,265lbs (-17,356kg)
- Loaded Weight 28,429lbs (12,895kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 9.485
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.176
- Wing Loading 21.7lbs/ft2 (105.8kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,312.2ft2 (121.9m2)
- Drag Points 23248
- Number of Parts 613
- Control Surfaces 13