The Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker developed the 32 seat turboprop F.27 Friendship to
replace the DC-3. In 1956 Fokker licensed U.S. manufacturer Fairchild to produce the F.27.
In April 1958 the Fairchild F.27 flew and in November 1958 the first Fokker produced F.27-
100 was delivered to Aer Lingus. In November 1967 the F.27-500 (FH.227 in the U.S.) first
flew. The 500 was a stretched version and the most numerous with 123 being produced.
When production ended in 1987 there were 586 Fokker and 207 Fairchild aircraft built.


On June 24, 1959 Fokker F27-1002 c/n 10121 was delivered to TAA as VH-TFF named
“Allan Cunningham”. The first scheduled flight took place on July 19, 1959 wearing the
white-tail paint scheme. In February 1970 it was repainted with the new blue tail scheme. In
1975 the aircraft was leased to East West Airlines. The final scheduled flight with TAA took
place on September 15, 1980. In October 1980 this aircraft was sold and after
approximately another eight operators the aircraft was scrapped in October 1993.

Specifications for Fokker F27 Friendship

Number of Aircraft Built
F27 Mk.100 – 85
F27 Mk. 200 – 117 approximately
F27 Mk.500 – 112

Capacity
F27 Mk.100 – 44 passengers
F27 Mk. 200 – 52 passengers
F27 Mk.500 – 52 passengers

Dimensions
Length
F27 Mk.100 – 77 ft 3in (23.56 m)
F27 Mk. 200 – 77 ft 3in (23.56 m)
F27 Mk.500 – 82 ft 3 in   (25.06 m)

Performance
Engines
F27 Mk.100 –  2 - Rolls-Royce Dart 6 Mk.514-7  1,670 shp each
F27 Mk. 200 – 2 - Rolls-Royce Dart Mk 536-7R 2,050 shp each
F27 Mk.500 – 2 - Rolls-Royce Dart 7 Mk.536-7R 2,140 shp each
Cruise Speed
F27 Mk.100 – 266 mph (428 km/h)
F27 Mk. 200 – 316 mph   (509 km/h)   
F27 Mk.500 – 292 mph (470 km/h)
Maximum Range
F27 Mk.100 – 1,250 nm (2,010 km)
F27 Mk. 200 – 1,040 nm   (1,926 km)
F27 Mk.500 – 668 nm   (1,075 km) w/max. payload

Weight
Empty
F27 Mk.100 – 22,593 lb   (10,257 kg)
F27 Mk. 200 – 26,782 lb   (12,148 kg)
F27 Mk.500 – 27,964 lb   (12,684 kg)
Maximum Take-Off
F27 Mk.100 – 39,000 lb   (17,710 kg)
F27 Mk. 200 – 44,996  lb   (20,410 kg)
F27 Mk.500 – 44,996  lb   (20,410 kg)
1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Rolling rubber wheels on most models.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
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Fokker F.27 Friendship
VH-TFF, Trans Australian Airlines,
Sydney Airport, Australia, May 1965
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