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Type of aircraft
Country U.S.
Date 1929
Crew 1 pilot
Wingspan 59 ft. 0 in.
Lenght 43 ft 3 in.
Height 12 ft. 10 in.
number of passengers 6
Enginetype Wright R-1750-13
525 Hp
Max. take-off weight 7.200 lbs.

Serial numbers: 31-381 to 31-400

The Y1C-14s were redesignated C-14s

Fokker C.14


C-13 designation was skipped for superstitious reasons so the next aircraft in the cargo/transport series, the Atlantic-Fokker (General) Model F.XIV, was assigned as the Y1C-14.

The Air Corps bought 20 Y1C-14's in 1931 that were basically the same as the Model F.XIV civilian aircraft. The plane featured a 59' span parasol high wing, a 525 horsepower Wright radial engine, a enclosed six passenger compartment, and an open cockpit set well back (about 30') along the fuselage.

The Y1C-14 was significantly larger than the C-11 or C-12, but could carry only a slightly larger payload.


Like most early cargo aircraft, the Y1C-14's were distributed one or two aircraft to many Air Fields rather than many aircraft at a few fields. The Y1C-14 was used in a relatively large number of test programs including parachute testing and as an automatic landing system test bed. As a transport plane, the Y1C-14 was less successful primarily because it was slower than other types.

When the Y1 subtype designator (indicating out cycle procurement) was dropped, all Y1C-14's were redesignated C-14 although there were no changes made to the aircraft.

Fokker C-14

Fokker C-14