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C.XI-W, Dutch Reconnaissance Floatplane


Photograph of C.XI-W in flight

San Diego Air and Space Museum

VIa Wikimedia Commons


Fokker C.IX-W


Specifications:


Crew

2

Dimensions

42'8" by 31'1" by 14'9"
13.01m by 9.47m by 4.5m
Wing Area
430.4 square feet
6.20 m2

Weight

3792 lbs (1720 kg) empty
5622 lbs (2550 kg) fully loaded

Maximum speed      

174 mph (280 km/h) at 5750' (1750m)
Cruise speed 146 mph
235 km/h

Ceiling

20,990 feet
6400 meters

Power plant

1 750hp (559 kW) Wright Cyclone SR-1820
Armament
2 7.7mm FN-Browning nose machine guns

Range

453 miles
729 km

Production

In 1938


The C.XI-W was a biplane amphibious aircraft built in 1939 for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Most were sent to the Far East. Five were operational with the Royal Netherlands Navy East Indies Squadron when war broke out. However, they were moved from shipboard to shore stations by the time of the Battle of the Java Sea.

References

Womack (2006)



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