Fokker F27 Friendship

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Fokker F27 Friendship

Fokker F27 Friendship

I have always been an admirer of the Fokker F27 Friendship. It is a very versatile aircraft and good-looking. The noise of the Rolls Royce Darts and propellers sounds as music. The F27 also was a technological achievement, it included many innovations.

The Fokker Friendship was primarily intended as a replacement for the Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Dakota. There were many more attempts by the worldwide aircraft industry to develop a replacement for the DC-3: Vickers-Armstrong Viking, Airspeed Ambassador, Saab Scandia (a small number was built under licence by Fokker), Martin 202, Convair CV-240/340, Handley Page Dart Herald and Ilyushin Il-14. The F27 was among the most successful ones.



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