Fleet 60K Fort

Trainer

Fleet 60K Fort RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 3540 c/n: 600 Canadian Warplane Her © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fleet 60K Fort is a single-engine two-seat trainer aircraft produced by the Canadian manufacturer Fleet Aircraft of Canada. The Fleet Fort was used by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) only.
The Fleet Fort was the only aircraft designed and produced by Canadians during WWII. As it performed not very well as an intermediate trainer (Fort Mk I) most of them were converted to radio operator trainer configuration, designated Fort Mk II. It had a quit short operational career from 1942 until 1945.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelJacobs L-6MB
Engine Power246 kW330 hp
max. Cruise Speed217 km/h117 kts
  135 mph
Speed259 km/h140 kts
  161 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Range982 km530 NM
610 mi.
Empty Weight1.148 kg2.530 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.588 kg3.500 lbs
Wing Span10,97 m35 ft 12 in
Wing Area20,0 m215 ft
Length8,18 m26 ft 10 in
Height2,51 m8 ft 3 in
First Flight22.03.1940
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1942-1942
Total Production101
Data for (Version)Fleet 60K Fort Mk I
VariantsFort Mk I, Fort Mk II

[Photo-ID: 7547] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fleet 60K Fort, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3540, c/n 600, Karsten Palt, 2013Fleet
60K Fort
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3540
c/n: 600
 
ex RCAF 3540 an marked as such, flyable
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7548] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fleet 60K Fort, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3540, c/n 600, Karsten Palt, 2013Fleet
60K Fort
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3540
c/n: 600
 
ex RCAF 3540 an marked as such, flyable
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7549] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fleet 60K Fort, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3643, c/n 683, Karsten Palt, 2013Fleet
60K Fort
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3643
c/n: 683
 
restored only on one side
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7550] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fleet 60K Fort, Royal Canadian Air Force, 3643, c/n 683, Karsten Palt, 2013Fleet
60K Fort
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 3643
c/n: 683
 
restored only on one side
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]