F-10
Richfield Oil Fokker F.10 flying.jpg
Role Passenger and military transport
National origin United States
Manufacturer Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America
Introduction 1927
Number built 65
Developed from Fokker F.VII

The Fokker F-10 was an enlarged development of the Fokker F.VII airliner, built in the late 1920s by the Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America. It carried 12 passengers, four more than the F.VII, and had a larger wing and more powerful engines.

Operational history

Fokker built 65 for commercial and military service. After the crash of a Transcontinental & Western Air F-10 in 1931, killing Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne and seven others, which was caused by the deterioration of the wooden wing spar, the type was temporarily grounded, and it was required to undergo more frequent and rigorous inspection. Its public image was also greatly damaged, leading to its early retirement from U.S. airlines.

Variants

USAAC Fokker C-5
USAAC Fokker C-5
F-10
Initial production variant
F-10A
Improved and revised 14-passenger variant powered by three 420 hp (310 kW) Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engines,[1] often called the Super Trimotor.
C-5
United States Army designation for the evaluation of one re-engined F-10A powered by three Wright R-975 radials.
LB-2
Light bomber version.
RA-4
United States Navy designation for the evaluation of one F-10A.

Operators

Civil operators

 United States
 Mexico

Military operators

 United States

Accidents and incidents

Specifications (F-10)

Western Air Express Fokker F-10, Oakland, May 1932
Western Air Express Fokker F-10, Oakland, May 1932

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928,[5] Aero Favourites:Fokker F.10[6]

General characteristics

Performance

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

References

  1. ^ AAHS Journal: 42. Spring 2004. ((cite journal)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Living History". Archived from the original on 2004-12-08. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  3. ^ a b "Logbook Magazine". Archived from the original on 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  4. ^ "Cargo Aircraft Designations". Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  5. ^ Grey, C.G., ed. (1928). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. pp. 18d–19d.
  6. ^ "Fokker F.VII". aerofavourites.nl. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2018.