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.

The Royal Netherland Air Force 334 Squadron, based at Eindhoven received the first of
their Fokker F.27-100s in 1960. There would be 3 F.27-100 numbered C-1 thru C-3 and 9
F.27M-300 Troopships numbered C-4 thru C-12. In 1994 334 Squadron started to receive
C-130 Hercules aircraft to replace the F.27s and by 1996 the replacement was complete.
Aircraft C-10 c/n 10160 was delivered to the RNLAF in 1961 and withdrawn from service in
1993 and is now displayed at the Militair Luchtvaart Museum located at Soesterberg Air

Specifications for the Fokker F27-300M Troopship

Crew – 3

Number of 300M produced – 9

(C4, C5, C6, C11) – Rolls Royce Dart 6 Mk. 514-7 @ 1,715 CHP
(C5, C7, C8, C9, C10, C12) – Rolls Royce Dart 511-7E @ 1,570 CHP

Length - 77 ft 3in (23.56 m)
Wingspan – 95 ft  (29 m)
Height – 27.9 ft   (8.5 m)

Service Ceiling – 27,800 ft  (8,475 m)
Speed – 302 mph  (486 km/h)
Range – 1,380 miles  (2,222 km)
Passengers – 38 - 40

Empty – 25,029 lbs  (11,353 kg)
Equipped with Rolls Royce Dart 511-7E –  39,000 lbs  (17,690 kg)
Equipped with Rolls Royce Dart 6 Mk. 514-7 –  40,500 lbs  (18,370 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 Troopship
C-10, 334 Squadron, RNethAF