|Swedish Fokker F.XXII|
Royal Air Force
Developed as a smaller version of the Fokker F.XXXVI the F.XXII is a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear. It was powered by four Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial piston engines mounted in the wing leading edge. The first aircraft registered PH-AJP first flew in 1935, and was followed by two production aircraft all for KLM. A fourth aircraft was built for the Swedish airline AB Aerotransport.
One KLM aircraft crashed in July 1935 and the other two continued in service until August 1939, when they were sold to British American Air Services and Scottish Aviation in the United Kingdom. A month later the British American Air Services aircraft was also acquired by Scottish Aviation as a navigation trainer. In October 1941, they were both impressed into service with the Royal Air Force and used as transports and crew trainers. One aircraft survived the war to be returned to Scottish Aviation who used it for services between Prestwick and Belfast until it was grounded at the end of 1947.
The Swedish aircraft, which was named Lappland, flew a regular Amsterdam Malmo service until it was destroyed in an accident in June 1936.
Accidents and incidents
- On July 14, 1935, a KLM F.XXII (PH-AJQ, Kwikstaart) crashed on climbout from Schiphol Airport due to double engine failure, killing six of 20 on board.
- On June 9, 1936, an AB Aerotransport F.XXII (SE-ABA, Lappland) crashed at Bulltofta Airport while attempting an emergency landing following triple engine failure, killing one of 13 on board.
- On July 3, 1943, RAF F.XXII HM159 ditched at Loch Tarbert, Scotland due to an in-flight fire, killing all 20 passengers and crew on board.
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1895/6
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 22-passengers
- Length: 21.52 m (70 ft 7¼ in)
- Wingspan: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
- Height: 4.60 m (15 ft 1¼ in)
- Empty weight: 8,100 kg (17,857 lb)
- Gross weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb)
- Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney Wasp T1D1 9-cylinder radial piston, 373 kW (500 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph)
- Range: 1,350 km (839 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,900 m (16,075 ft)
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- Accident description for CCCP-M25 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-7-24.
- Accident description for SE-ABA at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-7-24.
- Accident description for HM159 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-7-24.