Friday, December 3, 2010

Jumbo #1

The Werkspoor Jumbo was a 1930s Dutch biplane freighter aircraft design by Joop Carley and built by Werkspoor. Only one aircraft was built (registered PH-AFI) which was sometimes called the Carley Jumbo and was operated by KLM for two years.

Ordered in 1927 as a specialised freighter for KLM. The Jumbo was a large single-engined biplane fitted with two large cargo doors.
Delivered in 1931 it was operated by KLM between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London for two years and was then passed to the airlines training centre which operated it for the next eight years. In 1938 it was described as a good trainer The aircraft was destroyed at Amsterdam-Schiphol in a German bombing raid on the 10 May 1940.

Source: Wiki


Bruce Partington-Plans said...

Wow! That's bigger than the Antonov An-2, isn't it? I always thought that was the largest single-engined biplane ever built.

By the way, I've given you a little blog award - congratulations!

Lord K said...

First of all, I'm flattered. Thank you.
About the world's largest single-engine biplane. Let us compare:
Length: 13.70 m (44 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 19.00 m (62 ft 4 in)
Wing area: 80 m² (861 ft²)
Empty weight: 2391 kg (5271 lb)
Gross weight: 4000 kg (8818 lb)

Length: 12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)
Upper wing: 18.2 m (59 ft 8 in)
Lower wing: 14.2 m (46 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 71.52 m² (769.8 ft²)
Empty weight: 3,300 kg (7,300 lb)
Loaded weight: 5,500 kg (12,000 lb)

So, Jumbo has larger dimensions, but less spacious fuselage and lesser capacity.