Fokker B.I / B.II / B.III

Specifications

1st Flight 1923

Crew: Three

Length: 9.85 m (32 ft 4 in)

Upper wingspan: 14.60 m (47 ft 11 in)

Height: 3.80 m (12 ft 6 in)

Wing area: 40 m2 (430 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,300 kg (2,866 lb)

Gross weight: 2,100 kg (4,630 lb)

Fuel capacity: 470 l (100 imp gal; 120 US gal)

Power plant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Eagle XII water-cooled V-12, 270 kW (360 hp)

Propellers: 4-bladed

Performance

Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph, 105 kn)

Endurance: 4 hr

Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,000 ft)

Time to altitude: 60 min to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)

Variants

The Fokker B series were a reconnaissance flying boat built in the Netherlands.

It was a conventional biplane flying boat design, with staggered sesquiplane wings braced by struts arranged as a Warren truss.

The engine was mounted pusher-wise on the top wing.

The duralumin hull featured three open cockpits – one at the nose for a gunner, one in front of the lower wing for the pilot and engineer and one behind the wings for another gunner.

B.I – One prototype 1922

B.II – One prototype 1923

B.III – One prototype 1926

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