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Fokker B.II

B.II

Manufacturer: Fokker
First flight: 15 December 1923
Number built: 1

The Fokker B.II was a reconnaissance flying boat built in the Netherlands in 1923 to be used by warships. It was a conventional flying boat design with sesquiplane wings braced with N-struts. The engine was mounted tractor-fashion on the leading edge of the upper wing. Open cockpits were provided for the crew under the upper wing and in a dorsal position amidships. The Royal Dutch Navy tested the prototype, but no production order followed.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: Three
Length: 9.85 m (32 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 14.8 m (48 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 40.0 m (430 ft)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce Eagle, 270 kW (360 hp)

Performance

Endurance: 4 hours

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 402.
"A New Fokker Flying Boat". Flight: 705. 15 November 1923. http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1923/1923%20-%200705.html. Retrieved 2008-03-25.

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