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A motor and cockpit of a Fairchild 71CThe Fairchild 71-C was a monoplane that was specifically produced by the Fairchild Airplane Manufacturing Company for its Canadian clients in the late 1920s and 1930s. It had a 410-horse power Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine, and a wingspan of 15.29 metres that gave the plane excellent lifting power. The plane also had the ability to carry a load of 635 kilograms.

The payload and the long range of the Fairchild 71-C made it very useful for bush pilots and the Royal Canadian Air Force. It was used for Canada’s first international passenger flight that flew between Montreal and New York 1 October 1928.

 

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