|Role||Seven/Nine passenger transport monoplane|
|Primary user||United States Army Air Corps|
Development[edit | edit source]
The F.14 was a typical Fokker designed single-engine transport but unusually it had a parasol-type high wing carried on struts above the fuselage. It had a fixed tailwheel landing gear. The pilot had a cockpit behind the passenger cabin.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Civil production version with a 525 hp (391 kW) Wright R-1750-3 radial engine.
- Civilian aircraft with 575 hp (429 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet radial and wing mounted directly on fuselage.
- Designation for 20 Hornet-powered examples bought for the United States Army Air Corps in 1931, later became the C-14.
- Last of the 20 Y1C-14s re-engined with a 575 hp (429 kW) Wright R-1820-7 Cyclone.
- Re-engined with a 525 hp (391 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1690-5 Hornet.
- Conversion of the ninth Y1C-14 as an air ambulance.
- F.14 re-engined with a 575 hp (429 kW) Wright R-1820 Cyclone, later C-15A.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (F.14)[edit | edit source]
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1878
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: seven/nine passengers
- Length: 43 ft 3 in (13.18 m)
- Wingspan: 59 ft 5 in (18.11 m)
- Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
- Wing area: 551 ft2 (51.19 m2)
- Empty weight: 4,346 lb (1,971 kg)
- Gross weight: 7,200 lb (3,266 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1750-3 9-cylinder radial, 525 hp (391 kW)
- Maximum speed: 137 mph (220 km/h)
- Range: 690 miles (1100 km)
- Service ceiling: 14,500 ft (4420 m)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- John Andrade, U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909, Midland Counties Publications, 1979, ISBN 0-904597-22-9 (Page 62)
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1878.
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