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S11 Instructor
Role Trainer
Manufacturer Fokker
First flight 18 December 1947

The Fokker S-11 Instructor is a single engine two seater propeller aircraft designed and manufactured by the former Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker.

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History

One of the first activities undertaken by Fokker after World War II was the design of a new military aircraft for initial pilot training, the S-11 Instructor. An aircraft trader already placed orders for 100 of these aircraft in 1946, before construction had even begun. The first prototype flew at Schiphol on 18 December 1947. During testing in early 1948 it was found that some aerodynamic changes had to be made to improve the handling of the aircraft. Later that year demonstration flights for several air forces followed and eventually many S-11's were sold to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Israeli Air Force, Italian Air Force, Brazilian Air Force, Paraguayan Air Force and Bolivian Air Force. Numerous S-11 instructors are still flying today. The Dutch organization Fokker Four dedicated to the preservation of the aircraft owns five S-11s and amongst other activities still performs with them on airshows. The S-11 was also produced in Brazil by a Fokker subsidiary, which also manufactured a tricycle-undercarriage variant as the S-12

Operators

 Brazil
 Bolivia
 Israel
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Paraguay

Specifications (S-11)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two/three
  • Length: 8.15 m (26 ft 8.75 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 10.5 in)
  • Wing area: 18.5 m² (199.14 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 810 kg (1,786 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1× Avco Lycoming O-435A F6, 142 kW (190 hp)

Performance

See also

Comparable aircraft

External links

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