Fokker D.XXIII

 

1st Flight 1939

The Fokker D.XXIII was designed as a twin-engine single-seat aircraft.

To overcome the problems of asymmetric flight it had a tractor engine at the front and a pusher engine at the rear.

The D.XXIII was a cantilever monoplane with the twin tail units on booms.

The pilot had an enclosed cockpit in between the tractor and pusher engines and it had a retractable tricycle landing gear.

Only one aircraft built.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)

Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)

Wing area: 18.5 m2 (199 sq ft)

Empty weight: 2,180 kg (4,806 lb) equipped

Max take-off weight: 2,950 kg (6,504 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Walter Sagitta I-SR air-cooled 12-cylinder Vee piston engine, 400 kW (530 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 525 km/h (326 mph, 283 kn) estimated

Range: 840 km (520 mi, 450 nmi)

Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft)

Armament

Guns: two 7.9 mm (0.31in) FN-Browning machine guns and two 13.2 mm (0.52in) FN-Browning machine-guns (not fitted to prototype).

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