Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1918

Единственный экземпляр
Flight, January 1920

Flight, January 1920


   The sporting machine, F.K.27, will, no doubt, be remembered by some of our readers by the good show it put up on the occasion of the last "Aerial Derby.” For a two-seater machine it is certainly on the small side - being, in fact, only slightly larger than the famous B.A.T. “Bantam” - the span being only 26 ft. A special feature of this machine, from the social point of view at any rate, is that the seats are arranged side by side, in spite of which the cockpit is exceptionally roomy and comfortable. In construction it follows usual B.A.T. practice, which has been found so satisfactory in previous models, the main feature of which consists of three-ply wood construction of the fuselage. The engine fitted, a 200 h.p. A.B.C. "Wasp II,” gives the machine a high performance, the maximum speed being 140 m.p.h., whilst the machine is, at the same time, very easy and safe to fly.

F.K.27 Sporting
   Span 26 ft 0 ins / 22 ft 10 ins
   Chord 5 ft 7 ins / 3 ft 0 ins
   Gap 3 ft 11 ins
   Area main planes. 200 sqft
   O.A. length. 20 ft 7 ins
   Weight (fully loaded). 1475 lbs
   Useful load. 400 lbs
   Speed range. 50-135 mph
   (a) 5.000 ft 3 mins
   (b) 15,000 ft 15 mins
The two-seat BAT F.K.27, K-143, was designed by Frederick Koolhoven and built by the British Aerial Transport Co Ltd at Willesden in 1919. It was a side-by-side aerobatic and racing variant of the F.K.23 with sesquiplane wings, powered by a 200 h.p. ABC Wasp II engine which gave it a top speed of 142 m.p.h. The F.K.27 made only one flight, at Hendon in January 1920, when it probably sported its new registration, G-EAFA. It was scrapped in 1921. This Flight photograph was taken at Hendon in 1919.
ONE OF TWO SPEEDY B.A.T. MACHINES: The F.K. 27 sporting two-seater. It has a 200 h.p. A.B.C. "Wasp II”