THIS KIT IS A REISSUE OF A PREVIOUS ECARDMODELS.COM LISTING
Highly detailed design by Cor van Haasteren. This kit comes with darker blue and lighter blue lettering.
Designed to be a replacement for the most successful airliner, the DC-3, the Fokker F27 Friendship. The F27 prototype first flew in 1955 which led to some minor design corrections including the capability to carry up to 32 passengers and receiving the more powerful Rolls-Royce Dart Mk 528 engines. Seen as a useful aircraft, Fokker entered into a licensing deal with Fairchild Aircraft to build the F27 in the United States. In 1958, the first Fokker designed F27’s were delivered to the European airline companies while the U.S. version built by Fairchild Aircraft took its first flight. Even today, there remain over 140 civil operators (in passenger airline or cargo capacities) and at least 35 military operators of the F27 world-wide.
This paper model kit represents the Fokker/Fairchild F27 Friendship as it appeared while in operation with Hughes Airwest Airlines in which the fuselage was painted in a bright yellow scheme.
Paper Model Details: This 1:50 scale paper model kit contains well over 250 parts on 13 pages; including options to build with fully detailed landing gear, simple landing gear, moveable flaps, formers, instruction on making rotating props, stacked wheel design, joining strips included, detailed instructional diagrams (6 pages) and typed English instructions (3 pages). This model can be printed on A4 or Letter sized pages.
Degree of Difficulty:
3/5 if building with simple flaps, simple landing gear or in-fligh configuration
5/5 if building with detailed landing gear, rotating props and optional movable flaps.
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