Airplane Watching and Recognition
- Fokker F.28 & F.100 -
|The NV Koninklijke Nederlandse Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker was founded in 1919. Among its more recent planes produced are the F.27 Friendship with 768 planes produced (including thoses produced under license by Fairchild in the USA), it was followed by the F.28 Fellowship, which first flew in 1967 ( 241 built). Later came the F.100 (278 built) (see below) and F.70 (47 built). Those were produced until the plant was closed in 1996.|
All Fokker F.28 above on this page were photographed in Vancouver August 15th 2001.
|Most pictures on this page are active. Simply click on them to download an enlarged version (~250 Meg)|
|The three pictures above show three Canadian Regional color schemes. To see the earliest, you must click on the F.28 seen up front and look at the plane in the background (~250 Kb) or go to the bottom of this page. The logo visible on the C-GTIZ adapts the wild goose image that was progressively painted on the Canadian planes before this company was "swallowed up" by Air Canada. The C-FCRP has the "transitionnal livery" between Canadian Regional and Air Canada (as the 747-400, behind the F.28 tail on the right above, shows the transitionnal livery between Canadian and Air Canada).|
|The C-FCRW on this page has the manufacturor serial number (MSN) 11029. It was delivered on January 28th 1971 and once beared the call letters PH-ZBD, D-ABAN, PK-PJU before flying with Canadian Regional.
The C-FCRP : MSN 11037, delivered on August 17th 1971, beared PH-EXE, PH-EXH, PH-ZBF, PK-GJR, PK-GVI, PH-EZA, N293N, N458US.
The C-GTIZ : MSN 11099, delivered on September 11th 1975, beared PH-EXL, TU-VAB, TU-TIN, PH-VAB, TU-TIZ, PH-VAB, N104EW.
The American F100 : MSN 11405, was delivered on the 6th of July 1992, beared PH-EZG
(Informations taken from http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/pecan/617/jetairliner.html, December 1st 2001)
|The F.100 can of course be distinguished by its longer fuselage. It also has to emergency exit doors over the wing instead of one on the F.28).
This F.100 alos shows near the tail an auxiliary power unit (APU) exhaust.
|The Fokker F.28 and F.100 have a tail mounted speed brakes. Such a system can also be observed on the BAe 146 (AvroRJ).|
Text : Jean-Pierre Bonin © 2001-2004
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