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Fokker F27 Friendship
Fairchild F-27/FH-227


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The "Holy Grail" of aircraft manufacturers directly after World War II was the development of a replacement for the Douglas DC-3.  Fokker's entry was the F27 Friendship with the prototype first flying in 1955.

Fokker contracted with Fairchild to manufacture and market the F27 in North America.  Fairchild (by this time Fairchild Hiller) developed a stretch version designated the FH-277 that first flew in 1966.  More F27 and FH-227 aircraft were built than any other western turboprop airliner.

In 1985, the U.S. Army acquired two Fokker F27s as transport and jump aircraft for its parachute demonstration team the Golden Knights.

     
Specifications (F27 Mk200)

Designations

 

 

 

Type: Commercial
Capacity: 40 passengers
Engines: two 2,320 hp (1730 kW) Rolls-Royce Dart Mk 536-7R turboprops
F27: Fokker designation
F-27: Fairchild designation
FH-227: Fairchild Hiller designation for stretch version
C-31: U.S. Army transport (named Troopship)
     

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