Fokker T.IV


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Fokker T.IV

One of the ugliest Fokker designs, the Fokker T.IVA twin-engined torpedo-bomber/ reconnaissance floatplane was a progressive development of the 1927 T.IV, of which 18 had been built for service at home and in the Netherlands East Indies. Portugal also acquired three of these aircraft.

The T.IVA differed from its predecessor mainly in powerplant, having Wright Cyclone SR-1820-F2 radial engines in place of the T.IV's 336kW Lorraine-Dietrich W-type engines. The more-powerful units required a strengthened airframe; at the same time an enclosed cockpit, as well as bow, dorsal and ventral gun positions, were installed. Twelve of these new aircraft were ordered for the Netherlands East Indies naval air force, and in 1936 the surviving T.IVs were brought up to T.IVA standard.

Coastal and sea reconnaissance operations in the Netherlands East Indies were still being flown when the Japanese invasion began in 1942, and the T.IVA was also used for air-sea rescue work, proving to be reliable and seaworthy.

 ENGINE2 x Wright Cyclone SR-182.0-F2 radial piston engines, 559kW
  Take-off weight7200 kg15873 lb
  Empty weight4665 kg10285 lb
  Wingspan26.20 m86 ft 11 in
  Length17.60 m58 ft 9 in
  Height6.00 m20 ft 8 in
  Wing area97.80 m21052.71 sq ft
  Max. speed260 km/h162 mph
  Cruise speed215 km/h134 mph
  Ceiling5900 m19350 ft
  Range1560 km969 miles
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.9mm machine-guns, 800kg of bombs

rudy willer, e-mail, 31.08.2012 19:31

Your entry really describes the Fokker T.IVa instead of the Fokker T-IV stated in your heading. You should be aware of the fact that the T.IVa was a development of the T.IV. The T.IV deserves a separate article here!!


A. Kooijman, e-mail, 20.11.2008 15:03

One of these type's is laying on the bottum of the harbor of Soerabaja with some other planes sinked by the Dutch East Indien Marine Navy when the Japanese entered the war.
And they are still there.


Mike, e-mail, 28.01.2008 08:30

Do you have a 3-View of this plane?


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