Fleet 16 Finch

Trainer Biplane

Fleet 16B Finch Mk2 C-FFUI / 4738 c/n: 623 ex RCAF 4738 Canadian Warplane Herita © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fleet 16 Finch is a single-engine two-seat trainer biplane aircraft produced by the Canadian manufacturer Fleet Aircraft of Canada, designed by their parent company Consolidated Aircraft. It was the primary trainer aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1940 through 1944.
The Fleet 16 Finch is a development of the Fleet 10 which was designed by Consolidated Aircraft and sold in large numbers to China.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelKinner B-5
Engine Power93 kW125 hp
max. Cruise Speed137 km/h74 kts
  85 mph
max. Speed (vne)181 km/h98 kts
  113 mph
Speed167 km/h90 kts
  104 mph
Service Ceiling3.200 m10.500 ft
Rate of climb133 m/min435 ft/min
Range483 km261 NM
300 mi.
Empty Weight499 kg1.100 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight907 kg2.000 lbs
Wing Span8,53 m27 ft 12 in
Wing Area18,0 m194 ft
Length6,60 m21 ft 8 in
Height2,36 m7 ft 9 in
First Flight1939
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1939-1941
Total Production>400
Developed fromFleet Model 10
Data for (Version)Fleet 16B Finch Mk II

[Photo-ID: 7545] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fleet 16B Finch Mk2, , C-FFUI, c/n 623, Karsten Palt, 2013Fleet
16B Finch Mk2
Reg.: C-FFUI
c/n: 623
 
ex RCAF 4738 and marked as such
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7546] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fleet 16B Finch Mk2, , C-FFUI, c/n 623, Karsten Palt, 2013Fleet
16B Finch Mk2
Reg.: C-FFUI
c/n: 623
 
ex RCAF 4738 and marked as such
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]