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.
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.


Fokker F-27 N2703 was c/n 6 and was delivered to West Coast Airlines on August 8, 1958
assigned fleet number 703. WCA had a total of 31 aircraft with 14 being F-27. WCA was the
first operator of this type of aircraft. On January 17, 1963 a crew of 3 were on a training
flight when the aircraft crashed into Great Salt Lake, Utah killing all on board. The crash
investigators determined the cause was due to the crew’s lack of vigilance during descent
resulting in impacting in the lake.


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.
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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