Fairchild F-11 Husky. Specifications. A photo.
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Fairchild F-11 Husky. Specifications. A photo.

Fairchild F-11 Husky. Specifications. A photo.

 

Fairchild F-11 Husky - a single-engine multipurpose aircraft short takeoff and landing, developed by the Canadian aircraft company «Fairchild Aircraft Ltd.».

 

Photo Fairchild F-11 Husky

 

The Fairchild F-11 Husky made its first flight in June 1946, however, in fact, the aircraft itself was developed by Canadian aviation engineers during World War II, and, it is worth giving credit, the aircraft itself was developed in just over a year, and despite the fact that the production of the aircraft was quite limited, at the moment, out of 12 built aircraft, at least 5 aircraft are known to be in operation today.

The main reason why the Fairchild F-11 Husky aircraft interested owners is its multi-use capability, in particular, on board this model aircraft can accommodate up to 12 people - two crew members and 10 passengers, and the aircraft is suitable for both air travel Local routes, and on regional air routes - the maximum range is 1050 kilometers. Among other things, the aircraft is also suitable for transporting a number of cargoes, the mass of which does not exceed 1250 kilogram, which, given that the aircraft can land on limited areas of the earth's or water surface, in some cases makes it irreplaceable.

 

Fairchild F-11 Husky photo

 

The basic version of the Fairchild F-11 Husky model is equipped with a radial piston aircraft engine Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior, capable of developing a power of 450 hp, however, in the future, Canadian aircraft manufacturers came to the conclusion that it was necessary to abandon its use due to inexpedient expensive maintenance. and low reliability, due to which, on subsequent versions of the aircraft, other piston power plants began to be used.

 

Aircraft Fairchild F-11 Husky (vintage photo)

 

Over the entire period of production aircraft Fairchild F-11 Husky was released 5 basic versions, which differ mostly from each other technical features - the design is virtually no aircraft has not changed.

  • Fairchild F-11 Husky 1 - Basic production version of the aircraft, equipped with a piston aircraft engine;
  • Fairchild F-11 Husky 2 - Modification to the improved powerplant piston type Alvis Leonides, the ability to develop traction in 550 hp .;
  • Fairchild F-11 Husky 3 - A modified version of which release because of financial difficulties and low demand has been canceled. A distinctive feature is more powerful and productive power plant;
  • Fairchild F-11 Husky 4 - modification with the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 aircraft engine. It was not put into production;
  • Fairchild F-11 Husky 5 - Design an improved version of the aircraft. The production does not start.

 

Specifications Fairchild F-11 Husky.

 

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 10 people;
  • aircraft Length: 11,58 m .;
  • Wingspan: 16,7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 5 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2061 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1253 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3314 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 200 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 208 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1050 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4725 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior (depending on version);
  • Power: 450 hp (Depending on version).

 

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