Fokker / USA C-14 / C-15

 

Specifications

1st Flight 1929

Crew: 1

Capacity: seven/nine passengers

Length: 43 ft 3 in (13.18 m)

Wingspan: 59 ft 5 in (18.11 m)

Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)

Wing area: 551 sq ft (51.19 m2)

Empty weight: 4,346 lb (1,971 kg)

Gross weight: 7,200 lb (3,266 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1750-3 9-cylinder radial , 525 hp (391 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 137 mph (220 km/h, 119 kn)

Range: 690 mi (1,100 km, 600 nmi)

Service ceiling: 14,500 ft (4,420 m)

Variants

The F-14 was a typical Fokker designed single-engine transport but unusually it had a parasol-type high wing carried on struts above the fuselage.

It had a fixed tail wheel landing gear.

The pilot had a cockpit behind the passenger cabin.

F-14

Civil production version with a 525 hp (391 kW) Wright R-1750-3 radial engine.

F-14A

Civilian aircraft with 575 hp (429 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet radial and wing mounted directly on fuselage.

 Y1C-14

Designation for 20 Hornet-powered examples bought for the United States Army Air Corps in 1931, later became the C-14.

Y1C-14A

Last of the 20 Y1C-14s re-engined with a 575 hp (429 kW) Wright R-1820-7 Cyclone.

Y1C-14B

Re-engined with a 525 hp (391 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1690-5 Hornet.

Y1C-15

Conversion of the ninth Y1C-14 as an air ambulance.

Y1C-15A

F-14 re-engined with a 575 hp (429 kW) Wright R-1820 Cyclone, later C-15A.

 

 

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