Fokker F.XVIII

 

1st Flight 1932

The Fokker F.XVIII was an airliner produced in the Netherlands in the early 1930s, essentially a scaled-up version of the Fokker F.XII intended for long-distance flights.

Like its predecessor, it was a conventional high-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tail wheel undercarriage.

Military users

Netherlands West Indies Defence Force, Spanish Republican Air Force, Israeli Air Force.

Specifications

Crew: Two-four

Capacity: 12 passengers

Length: 18.50 m (60 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 24.50 m (80 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 84.0 m2 (904 sq ft)

Empty weight: 4,620 kg (10,190 lb)

Gross weight: 7,850 kg (17,300 lb)

Powerplant: 3 × Pratt & Whitney Wasp C , 313 kW (420 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn)

Range: 1,820 km (1,130 mi, 980 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,750 ft)

Armament

Military conversion –  one .303 Lewis machine gun on flexible dorsal mount

Military conversion – unspecified number of 8 kg. anti-submarine bombs.

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