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Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 130 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major engine
Speed: 175 kph, 109mph mph
Seats: 2
Length: 7.30m, 23ft 11.5in
Span: 8.00m, 3ft 3in
Max T/O Weight: 870kg, 1,918lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1946

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

FK-46

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Koolhaven
Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
Role: Light Tranport
 
Description:

Two seat sport and training biplane with tandem open cockpits.

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.