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Fokker F.XXII Aircraft Information

Fokker F.XXII

Fokker F.XXII

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Role: 22-passenger transport
Manufacturer: Fokker
First flight: 1935
Introduced: 1935
Retired: 1947
Primary users: KLM Royal Air Force Scottish Aviation AB Aerotransport
Number built: 4

The Fokker F.XXII was a 1930s Dutch four-engined 22-passenger airliner designed and built by Fokker.

Development

Developed as a smaller version of the Fokker F.XXXVI the F.XXII is a high-wing canilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear. It was powered by four Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial piston engines mounted in the wing leading edge. The first aircraft registered PH-AJP first flew in 1935, and was followed by two production aircraft all for KLM. A fourth aircraft was built for the Swedish airline AB Aerotransport.

Operational history

One KLM aircraft crashed in July 1935 and the other two continued in service until August 1939, when they were sold to British American Air Services and Scottish Aviation in the United Kingdom. A month later the British American Air Services aircraft was also acquired by Scottish Aviation as a navigation trainer. In October 1941, they were both impressed into service with the Royal Air Force and used as transports and crew trainers. One aircraft survived the war to be returned to Scottish Aviation who used it for services between Prestwick and Belfast until it was grounded at the end of 1947.

The Swedish aircraft, which was named Lappland, flew a regular Amsterdam Malmo service until it was destroyed in an accident in June 1936.

Operators

Civil operators

Netherlands

KLM

Sweden

AB Aerotransport

United Kingdom

British American Air Service
Scottish Aviation

Military operators

United Kingdom

Royal Air Force
No. 24 Squadron RAF

Specifications (variant)

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1895/6

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Capacity: 22-passengers
Length: 21.52 m (70 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
Height: 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in)
Empty weight: 8,100 kg (17,857 lb)
Gross weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb)
Powerplant: 4 x Pratt & Whitney Wasp T1D1 9-cylinder radial piston, 373 kW (500 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph)
Range: 1,350 km (839 miles)
Service ceiling: 4,900 m (16,075 ft)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1895/6
A.J. Jackson, British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 2, 1974, Putnam, London, ISBN 0 370 10010 7, Page 373

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