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F-27 MPA Specifications

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maritime patrol
RR turboprops
2 x 2,140 shp
32,120 lbs.
45,900 lbs.
8,664 lbs
77' 3"
95' 2"
300 mph
1,400 fpm
29,500 feet
10 - 12 hours

The Fokker F-27 is the most produced Western built turboprop airliner. The aircraft was produced from 1955 until 1987.

The Fokker F-27 from Exhib Air.

Pictured above is the Fokker F-27 built from an Exhib Air kit. It has a wingspan of 96" and a length of 78".  You can power it with a pair of .60 two stroke engines. Ready to fly weight is around 18 lbs.

Fairchild obtained a license to manufacture the Fokker F-27 in the United States in 1956. It became the first U.S. manufactured turboprop airliner to enter service.

A review of the Exhib Air Fokker F-27 was published in the September 1977 issue of RC Modeler magazine. The first picture below is from that review. The Fokker F-27 kit has not been produced in a while, but can be occasionally found for sale on eBay.  Most recently, Ed Mathews, designer of the kit, has again offered the Fokker F-27 for sale. You can find his postings at RC Universe.

The next picture below is of the rc Fokker F-27, in a Golden Knights paint scheme, built by Johnny Kim from Seoul Korea. It has a wingspan of 71", with a length of 57 3/4", and is driven by a pair of KMS 4120/05 motors. It is powered by two 4000 mAh LiPo batteries. Power of the Fokker F-27 is controlled by a pair of 80 Amp speed controllers. Building materials are balsa and plywood, with an all up weight of around 11 1/2 lbs. Johnny equipped his Fokker F-27 with retracts and navigation lights. He tells us that it is "as fast and maneuverable as a fighter plane."

We have found some Fokker F-27 airplanes on the market. One is from Airfax, another from Doyushe, and a third from Welsh Models.

The last picture below is of the Fokker F-27 from Welsh Models.

Fokker F-27 from RC Modeler.

In addition to civil aviation use, the Fokker F-27 is widely used by the military. Their maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), pictured at the top of this page, are used throughout the world. They are typically equipped with long range fuel tanks, magnetic anomaly detection sensors, enhanced avionics, sonars, side scan radars, depth charges, torpedoes and missiles for use in both surface shipping and antisubmarine warfare.

Fokker F-27 built by Johnny Kim.

A total of 793 Fokker F-27 aircraft of all types were produced.

Welsh Models Fokker F-27.

If you know of another Fokker F-27 that should be included on this page, please email us.