Fokker USA C.2 / C.7 / F-VII

Specifications

1st Flight 1924

Licensed built Fokker F.VII

Crew: 2

Capacity: 8 passengers

Length: 14.50 m (47 ft 7 in)

Wingspan: 21.71 m (71 ft 3 in)

Wing area: 67.6 m2 (728 sq ft)

Airfoil: root: Goettingen 386 (20%); tip: Goettingen 388 (11.3%)

Empty weight: 3,100 kg (6,834 lb)

Gross weight: 5,300 kg (11,684 lb)

Powerplant: 3 × Wright J-6 Whirlwind 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 220 kW (300 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn)

Cruise speed: 178 km/h (111 mph, 96 kn)

Range: 1,200 km (750 mi, 650 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,400 m (14,400 ft)

Takeoff and landing runs: 225 m (738 ft)

Variants

The Fokker F.VII, also known as the Fokker Trimotor, was an airliner produced in the 1920s by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker, Fokker’s American subsidiary Atlantic Aircraft Corporation, and other companies under licence.

F.VII

Single-engined transport aircraft, powered by a 360 hp (270 kW) Rolls-Royce Eagle or 450 hp (340 kW) Napier Lion engine, accommodation for two crew and eight passengers; five built.

One converted to use 400 hp (300 kW) Bristol Jupiter and two to use 480 hp (360 kW) Gnome-Rhône Jupiter VI engine.

C-2

Military transport version of the Fokker F.9, powered by three 220 hp (164 kW) Wright J-5 radial piston engines, accommodation for two pilots and ten passengers; three built in 1926 for the US Army Air Corps.

C-2A

Military transport version for the US Army Air Corps, with greater wingspan, powered by three 220 hp (164 kW) Wright J-5 radial piston engines, accommodation for two pilots and ten passengers; eight built in 1928.

XC-7

One C-2A fitted with three 330 hp (246 kW) Wright J-6-9 radial piston engines.

Redesignated C-7 when four C-2A examples were similarly reconfigured.

C-7

Military transport conversion of C-2A for the US Army Air Corps by re-engining with 300 hp (220 kW) Wright R-975 engines.

XC-7 prototype and four C-2As redesignated in 1931.

C-7A

Six new production C-7 (Wright R-975) aircraft with larger wings, new vertical fin design, and fuselages patterned after the commercial F.10A.

XLB-2

Experimental light bomber version of the C-7, powered by three 410 hp (306 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1380 radial piston engines; one built.

TA-1

Military transport version of the US Navy and Marine Corps; three built.

TA-2

Military transport version for the US Navy; three built.

TA-3

Military transport version for the US Navy, powered by three Wright J-6 radial piston engines; one built.

RA-1

Redesignation of the TA-1.

RA-2

Redesignation of the TA-2.

RA-3

Redesignation of the TA-3.

Licensed versions

SABCA, 29 aircraft built.

Avia, 18 aircraft built.

Three aircraft built in Italy as the IMAM Ro.10, powered by three 215 hp Alfa Romeo Lynx engines.

Three built for operation by Avio Linee Italiane and Ala Littoria.

Plage i Laśkiewicz – Between 1929 and 1930, produced 11 examples of F.VIIb/3m, plus 20 of its own F.VIIb/3m bomber version (developed by Jerzy Rudlicki).

Three aircraft built in Spain.

Avro, 14 aircraft known as Avro 618 Ten.

 

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