|Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 50):|
As far as I know, the Fairchild F-27 and Fokker F-27 are the same, but the Fairchild FH-227 is a stretched version. So really, 2 different airplanes, I guess.
No, the The Fairchild F-27 is the American License built version of the Fokker F.27.
-227 was simply Fairchild's stretch, originally named the F-27II. However, with the merger of Fairchild and Hiller and because Bob Peach of Mohawk Airlines wanted a name on the plane that would be new, they decided to rename it the FH
-227. Fokker's version of the FH
-227 would be in the shape of the stretched Fokker F.27-500 which is actually about a foot shorter that the FH
The Fairchild aircraft were built on the American measurement standards, whilst the Fokkers were built in Metric.
Parts from either airplane CANNOT be interchanged.
The only items that can be interchanged are the landing gear.
These three airplanes are ALWAYS confused or lumped in as the same type which is why I posted them. To the casual spotter, they are identical....I did this in the TAT colours because TAT flew all three types.....