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F.25 Promotor
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Fokker
First flight 1946
Number built 20

The Fokker F.25 Promotor, first flown in 1946, was a single-engined, twin-boomed, four-passenger monoplane with a pusher engine mounted at the rear of a central nacelle. One feature of the design was that instead of a 2 + 2 seating, the pilot sat in front to the left, and all three passengers were on a bench seat to the rear of him. The F.25 was evocative of the pre-war G.I design. The F.25 was based upon the design of the Difoga 421 aircraft, home-built and -designed secretly during the World War II by Frits Diepen, a Ford garage owner of Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands. His intention was to escape from German-occupied Europe to Britain using this aircraft that was powered by a Ford V-8. Although 20 F.25 aircraft were constructed, sales were disappointing for the same reason that thwarted the sales prospects of so many American post-war designs. A newly built aircraft could not compete in cost with the thousands of surplus aircraft on the market in the years following the war.

Specifications (Fokker F25)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 18.0 m² (193 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 960 kg (2,116 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,425 kg (3,142 lb)
  • Powerplant:Lycoming O-435-A, 142 kW (190 hp)

Performance

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 407.  
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 38.  
  • dutch-aviation.nl
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