Fokker S11 Instructor. Photo. Characteristics.
Fokker S11 Instructor. Photo. Characteristics.

Fokker S11 Instructor. Photo. Characteristics.


A type: Single-engine training aircraft primary education

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

One of the first post-war Fokker aircraft - a modest S-11 was designed as an initial training trainer for military and civilian use. The military had a certain success: 40 aircraft "Instructor" (Instructor) was purchased by the Royal Air Force of the Netherlands (deliveries started in 1949 year), 41 aircraft were purchased by the Defense Forces of Israel. Licensed production was also established: in Italy by Macchi for the Italian Air Force (150 aircrafts under the designation M.416) and in Brazil specially created by Fokker Industrie Aeronautica SA (supplied 100 aircraft).

The last of the listed companies also developed a modification of the "Instructor" airplane - the S-12 aircraft, which used a chassis with a bow rack. 50 aircraft of this modification was built for the Brazilian Air Force. In operation in the Netherlands, S.11 was also used as an initial training airplane for parts of the Navy until its final withdrawal together with the remaining airborne units from service at the end of 1973. Some of the former military aircraft S-11 in the 1970-ies found their way into the European civil registers, these aircraft were popular in the flight clubs of both Holland and Italy. One copy (E-31) from former Dutch Navy aircraft also appeared in 1977 in the Civil Registry under the number G-BEPV as a copy of the Strathallan Collection, and although it departed all 1980 years, its Certificate of Airworthiness should Was only due to expire in April 1993.

Last seen in the plane exploded at the airport Elstree (Etstree) in Hertfordshire. A small number of aircraft Instructor soon after their withdrawal from the military operation also moved across the ocean to North America, and a very small number of them remain in a state of airworthiness.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,18 m
  • Wingspan: 11 m
  • Height: 2,7 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 810 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1100 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 209 km / h
  • Range: 695 km

Power point: 0-435A Companies "Lycoming"

Power: 190 l. from. (141 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • December 18, 1947

The surviving airworthy modifications: S-S-and 11 12