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Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:48pm

Seaplanes - Shipborne

Current seaplanes of the Aeronautique Militaire are:
Avions-Fairey Seafox V
Fokker T.XIV-Wm

Old types no longer in service or reserve:
Avions-Fairey Seafox III


Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:53pm

Avions-Fairey Seafox V

Avions-Fairey Seafox V
A licence-built version of the Fairey Seafox but modernised with better streamlined struts, a new radial engine and stronger construction. A prototype first flew on 8 August 1937 and the type became the standard ship-borne reconnaissance seaplane during 1938.
Wingspan: 12.20 m (40 ft 0 in)
Length: 10.22 m (33 ft 5 in)
Height: 3.71 m (12 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 40.3 m² (434 ft²)
Empty weight: 1930 kg (4,254 lb)
Loaded weight: 2,766 kg (6,097 lb)
Powerplant: 450hp Wright Whirlwind R-975-E3 radial engine
Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph) at 1787 m (5,860 ft)
Cruise speed: 175 km/h (108 mph)
Service ceiling: 3032 m (9,950 ft)
Climb to 5,000 ft (1,520 m): 14.5 min
Range: 710 km (440 miles)
Endurance: 4.25 hours
Armament: 1x 7.7mm FN-Browning MG in ring mount, 2x 50kg bombs underwing


Sunday, May 18th 2014, 4:58pm

Fokker T.XIV-Wm

Fokker T.XIV-Wm
This advanced two-seat twin-float seaplane was designed for a 1939 requirement for a new torpedo strike seaplane to equip the Royal Netherlands Navy’s seaplane carriers. The first of two prototypes first flew on 29 May 1940 and the first batch of production aircraft was delivered during September 1941. The second prototype was converted for a licence-built Minerva Hercules radial during 1941 but performance was roughly the same and no production aircraft followed. During 1942 a small batch of T.XIV-Wr reconnaissance aircraft with no bomb racks were produced. These had two oblique and one vertical camera installed in the fuselage. Two 200 litre drop tanks extend the range to 1830 km (1140 miles). Twenty-four were sold to Belgium during 1943.
Length: 11.64 m (38 ft 2¼ in)
Wingspan: 12.26 m (40 ft 2¾ in)
Height: 4.58 m (15 ft ⅜ in)
Wing area: 27.0 m² (291 ft²)
Empty weight: 3,301 kg (7,277 lb)
Loaded weight: 4,040 kg (8,907 lb)
Maximum take-off weight: 4,445 kg (9,800 lb)
Wing loading: 149.6 kg/m² (30.6 lb/ft²)
Powerplant: 1× 1,375hp Avia-Minerva Faucon II V-12 liquid-cooled engine
Maximum speed: 474 km/h (295 mph) at 5,200 m (17,060 ft)
Cruise speed: 296 km/h (184 mph) at 3,000 m (9,850 ft)
Service ceiling: 9,900 m (32,500 ft)
Climb to 3,000 m (9,850 ft): 5 min 48 sec
Range: 1,190 km (739 miles)
Armament: 1x 13.2mm GAST MG in rear cockpit, 1x 820kg 18in aerial torpedo or 1x 850kg bomb or 2x 250kg bombs on ventral racks