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Fairchild 22
Fairchild 22

The Fairchild 22 Model C7 was an American two-seat touring or training monoplane designed and built by the Kreider-Reisner division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation at Hagerstown, Maryland.


The aircraft was designed by Kreider-Reisner during negotiations by Sherman Fairchild to take a major share in the company. Marketed as the Fairchild 22 Model C7 the aircraft was certified in March 1931. The Fairchild 22 was a mixed-construction, braced parasol-wing monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and a braced tail unit. It had two tandem open cockpits and was initially powered by an 80 hp (60 kW) Armstrong Siddeley Genet radial engine. After test flying the prototype the first production aircraft were re-engined with a 75 hp (56 kW) Michigan Rover inverted inline engine. The aircraft was fitted with both inline and radial piston engines.


Specifications (C7F)

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1640

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
  • Wing area: 173 ft2 (16.07 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1102 lb (500 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1750 lb (794 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner Super Scarab 7-cyliner radial piston engine, 145 hp (108 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 133 mph (214 km/h)
  • Range: 350 miles (563 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6095 m)



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