Fokker B.II (1923)

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

The Fokker B.II was a prototype sesquiplane shipboard reconnaissance flying boat built in the Netherlands in 1923.

Development[edit]

It was a conventional flying boat with a duralumin hull and sesquiplane wings braced with N-struts. The tractor configuration engine was mounted on the leading edge of the upper wing driving a four bladed propeller. 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 orders followed.


Specifications[edit]

Data from Les Ailes, December 1923[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three
  • Length: 9.85 m (32 ft 4 in)
  • Upper wingspan: 14.60 m (47 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.80 m (12 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 40 m2 (430 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,300 kg (2,866 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,100 kg (4,630 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 470 l (100 imp gal; 120 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Eagle XII water-cooled V-12, 270 kW (360 hp)
  • Propellers: 4-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)
  • Endurance: 4 hr
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 60 min to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serryer, J (6 December 1923). "L'hydravion Fokker F.B.II". Les Ailes (129): 2–3. 
  • 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.