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Fokker F. XXXVI


Netherlands, June 22, 1934, first flight of the Fokker F. XXXVI airliner. In 1931, KLM started operating flights from Amsterdam to Batavia (Jakarta). High demand made the carrier think about replacing the 16-seat Fokker F. XII with a larger aircraft, and they again turned to the designer Anton Fokker. In June 1932, the Fokker F. XXXVI project was launched.

The F. XXXVI was a 4-engine high wing mixed-design aircraft with a non-retractable landing gear. The fuselage frame is made of steel tubes and covered with canvas, the wing is completely wooden. Cruising speed - up to 285 km/h, and fuel reserves were enough for 1536 km. The comfortable cabin accommodated 36 passengers. Hence the name-F. XXXVI - F. 36. Only one sample of the Fokker F. XXXVI was built, because KLM preferred the more advanced Douglas DC-2 and DC-3 (USA). The airliner flies under the KLM flag until 1939, after which it will be sold to Scottish Aviation. Destroyed in may 1940 in a take-off accident.

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