General Product Description
Our Fokker 50 Austrian Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 9-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Fokker 50 Austrian Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The Fokker 50 Austrian Model paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Fokker 50 Austrian Model. This top-quality Fokker 50 Austrian Model replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This Fokker 50 Austrian Model is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Fokker 50 Austrian Model. If you require we can also make the Fokker 50 Austrian Model in any other airline or private livery (or colour scheme) you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just email us a description or photographs with colours and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airship, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat, and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Wholesale and retail and general customization inquiries welcome.
The Fokker 50 above is also available from ModelBuffs in any major airline colors at no extra cost. Just specify in the Remarks/Suggestions box when ordering the Standard Model which airline colors you require. If you require a fully customized model including the base please select the Customized option upon checkout and give full details on the accompanying form. Delivery for standard and customizable models 2-3 weeks.
The Fokker 50 was the successor to Fokkers highly successful and long running F-27 Friendship.
Fokker announced it was developing the 50 seat Fokker 50, together with the 100 seat jet powered Fokker 100, in November 1983. The Fokker 50 is based on the fuselage of the F-27-500 Friendship, but incorporates a number of key design changes. Foremost of the improvements was the new generation Prattamp; Whitney Canada PW125 turboprops driving advanced six blade props, giving a 12% higher cruising speed and greater fuel economy, and thus range. Other improvements include new avionics and an EFIS glass cockpit, limited use of composites, small `Foklet winglets, and more, squared, main cabin windows.
Two prototypes were built based on F-27 airframes (despite the fact that over 80% of Fokker 50 parts are new or modified), the first flying on December 28 1985. The first production aircraft flew on February 13 1987, certification was granted in May 1987, and first customer delivery, to Lufthansa Cityline, was during August that year.
The basic Fokker 50 production model is the Series 100. With three, instead of four doors, the Series 100 is designated the Series 120. The hot and high optimised Series 300 has more powerful PW127B turboprops, and was announced in 1990. It has higher cruising speeds and better field performance, particularly at altitude.
The only significant development of the Fokker 50 to see the light of day was the Fokker 60 Utility, a stretched utility transport version ordered by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Fokker built four for the Netherlands air force and looked at offering a passenger variant. The Fokker 60 was stretched by 1.62m (5ft 4in).
Fokker collapsed due to financial problems on March 15 1996 and the last Fokker 50 was delivered to Ethiopian Airlines in May 1997.