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Fokker S.IX
« on: November 01, 2021, 08:14:17 PM »
Having decided to replace the outdated Fokker S.III training biplanes, the Dutch Navy turned to Fokker again. In a short time, the company developed the S.IX aircraft, which later became interested in the country's Air Force. November 1, 1937 - the first flight of the Fokker S.IX training aircraft.

S.The IX was a two-seat biplane with a non-retractable landing gear. The fuselage frame was made of steel pipes, the wing was made of wood, the entire skin was canvas. The aircraft was produced in two versions - S.IX/1 with an Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major engine (165 hp) for the Air Force and S.IX/2 with a Menasco Buccaneer engine (200 hp) for the Navy. The maximum speed of S.IX/1 is 185 km/h, the flight range is 710 km.

Pilots praised the Fokker S.IX for its good flying qualities. Before the beginning of the German occupation, about 50 aircraft were released, most of which were destroyed by German aircraft. After World War II, Fokker produced 3 more S.IX aircraft, which were operated until the early 1950s.