Aircraft Photo of 26-202 | Fokker C-2/Mod | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #126720
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Bird of Paradise
Location
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: CSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID: 126720
Photo Comment

The Fokker C-2 is a variant of the successful Fokker F.VIIa-3m, with a larger fuselage and upgraded engines. Three C-2s were delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1927, serialed 26-202 to 26-204. The first of them, 26-202 as shown here, was modified to a long-range version and fitted with a larger wing (21.7m instead of 19.2m). It was named "Bird of Paradise" and used to make the first transpacific flight, 3860 km (2,400 miles) from Oakland to Honululu, on 1 June 1927. Photographer unknown.

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