Fokker F.V

Fokker F.V

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fokker F.V was a Dutch airliner created by Fokker in the 1920s. The most interesting property of the F.V was that it could be configured either as a biplane or a monolane, as the lower wing could be removed. It was not a success and only one was built. There are no surviving records of the early thinking of Anthony Fokker that lead to this unusual aircraft, designed by Reinhold Platz. The idea was that the biplane configuration would be able to lift greater loads because of the greater wing area, whereas the monoplane version would suffer lower drag and be faster. The upper wing was a typical Fokker thick, internally braced design, with ailerons projecting beyond the wingtips, all in the style of the earlier F.III and F.IV aircraft. However, with the F.V it was mounted as a parasol wing, connected to the fuselage by four struts on each side. The biplane conversion was designed to be simple, with the lower wing connected to the upper by simple N type struts, uncomplicated by bracing wires.
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • Serv
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136271206
  • 9786136271200