Fokker B.II (1923)

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B.II
Role Reconnaissance flying boat
Manufacturer Fokker
First flight 15 December 1923
Number built 1
Not to be confused with Fokker M.10, named Fokker B.II by the Austro-Hungarian armed forces

The Fokker B.II was a reconnaissance flying boat built in the Netherlands in 1923 to be used by warships. It was a conventional flying boat design with sesquiplane wings braced with N-struts. The engine was mounted tractor-fashion on the leading edge of the upper wing. Open cockpits were provided for the crew under the upper wing and in a dorsal position amidships. The Royal Dutch Navy tested the prototype, but no production order followed.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three
  • Length: 9.85 m (32 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.8 m (48 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 40.0 m2 (430 ft2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Eagle, 270 kW (360 hp)

Performance

  • Endurance: 4 hours

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 402. 
  • "A New Fokker Flying Boat". Flight: 705. 15 November 1923. Retrieved 2008-03-25.