Investigated

FOKKER C.8W


Fokker C.8 (land version)



Source: Fokker (Holland)

Considered: January 1934

Type:

Engine:

Dimensions
Length:
Wing Span:
Height:
Max Speed: 232 kph

Range:

Maximum Ceiling:

Crew: 3




NOTES

  • In January 1934 the Fokker offices received an enquiry from the Latvian military, as their records show prices and particulars quoted:
    • Export Dept. to Design Bureau 3. Jan 1934. Urgent quotation to Letland required for 2 C.8W with Gn. & Rh. 14 Kbrs (aircooled radial).
    • January 27 - the price was calculated.
    • Armament one fixed machine gun, one on Vickers gun ring no.7.
    • 2 C.8W at 39.200 apiece, Office costs (drawings, calculations etc.) 3.500.
    • Total weight 3000 kg.
    • 4-bladed prop 3,20 m.
    • Engine gearing (reduction) 5/7.
    • First a/c should be performance tested, no seaworthyness test required. 2nd a/c should just be test flown.
    • Price is without crating, delivered at seaplane base (Fokker, Navy) Schellingwoude, Amsterdam. The planes to be flown to Latvia from there.
    • Purchaser supplies: motors with generator, carburetor, propeller hub, magnetoes, cylinder thermometer, Vit starter, fuel pumps etc. machine guns with synchronisation gear, gun sights, radio.
  • At the time this 3-seat type was being built for the RNeth.Navy, but with the Lorraine Dietrich in-line engine. Later the Pegasus U2 was requested.
  • The Fokker C.8W is the seaplane version - image above depicts the land variant.
  • The C.8W may have been under consideration during the selection which resulted in the purchase of Fairey Seals.


Sources
  • All information in the notes section generously provided by F.Gerdessen



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