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Fairchild F-11 Husky


First flown on 14 June 1946, this type had a large cabin, nine-seat, big doors on both sides and a very useful ventral hatch to facilitate lengthy cargo such as building material, pipes, and so forth. Constructed entirely of metal, it could be fitted with floats, skis or wheels. With a gross weight of 6,400 lbs, the prototype was underpowered with its 450-bhp Pratt and Whitney R985.


On floats the F-11 weighed 4,200 lbs empty and grossed at 6,400 lbs. Its 54 -foot, 9-inch wing had an area of 355 square feet. It cruised at 105 knots and stalled at 51 (flaps 30). On wheels it was 9 knots faster.


Only 12 examples were built; the last in 1948. The Husky design was sold to HuskyAircraft Ltd. in 1955.

Husky Aircraft was formed in 1955 to reestablish a production line for the Fairchild F-11 Husky. Production models were offered in land or floatplane versions, designated F-11 -2 Leonides Husky and F-11-3/4 Super Husky.

F 11 Husky
Engine; P & W Wasp Junior R-985 SB 3, 450 hp
Wing span: 16,70 m
Length: 11,40 m
Height: 5,41 m
Wing area; 32,98 sq.m
Empty weight: 1790/1905 kg
MAUW: 2903/2988 kg
Wing loading: 88 kg / sq.m
Power loading: 6,451 / 6,64 kg / hp
Max speed: 222 kph at 670 m
Cruise: 195/235 km / h
Rate of climb: 206/244 m /min
Stall: 93/92 kmh
Ceiling: 4300 / 4900 m
Range: 240 km / 1240 km (with opt. Fuel)

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