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Fokker F.25

F.25 Promotor

Manufacturer: Fokker
First flight: 1946
Number built: 20

The Fokker F.25 Promotor, first flown in 1946, was a single-engined, twin-boomed, four-passenger monoplane with a pusher engine mounted at the rear of a central nacelle. One feature of the design was that instead of a 2 + 2 seating, the pilot sat in front to the left, and all three passengers were on a bench seat to the rear of him. The F.25 was evocative of the pre-war G.I design. The F.25 was based upon the design of the Difoga 421 aircraft, home-built and -designed secretly during World War II by Frits Diepen, a Ford garage owner of Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. His intention was to escape from German-occupied Europe to Britain using this aircraft that was powered by a Ford V-8. Although 20 F.25 aircraft were constructed, sales were disappointing for the same reason that thwarted the sales prospects of so many American post-war designs. A newly built aircraft could not compete in cost with the thousands of surplus aircraft on the market in the years following the war.

Specifications (Fokker F25)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 18.0 m (193 ft)
Empty weight: 960 kg (2,116 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,425 kg (3,142 lb)
Powerplant: 1x Lycoming O-435-A, 142 kW (190 hp)


Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140 mph)
Range: 950 km (590 mi)
Service ceiling: 3,400 m (11,155 ft)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 407.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 38.

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