Fokker T.IX

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Fokker T.IX
Role Twin-engined bomber
National origin Netherlands
Manufacturer Fokker
First flight 11 September 1939
Status Abandoned
Number built 1

The Fokker T.IX was a Dutch twin-engined bomber designed and built by Fokker for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force as a replacement for their obscolescent Martin-built bombers.[1]

Development[edit]

Design of the T.IX was started in 1938 as the company's first all-metal bomber project. It was a mid-wing monoplane with twin fins and rudders and retractable landing gear,[1] powered by two 1375 hp (1025 kW) Bristol Hercules radial piston engines. The T.IX first flew on 11 September 1939, but in April 1940 during testing it was damaged when it collided with a hangar door.[1] The subsequent German invasion of the Netherlands stopped repair and further development.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Length: 16.50 m (54 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 24.70 m (81 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 5.10 m (16 ft 9 in)
  • Empty weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb) equipped
  • Max takeoff weight: 11,200 kg (24,692 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Hercules 14-cylinder radial piston engine, 1,025 kW (1,375 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 440 km/h (273 mph; 238 kn)
  • Range: 2,720 km (1,690 mi; 1,469 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,247 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: intended - one 20mm cannon in nose, twin 12.7mm (0.5in) machine guns in dorsal and ventral positions.
  • Bombs: up to 2000kg (4409 lb) in internal bomb bay

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1913

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