Founded by Anthony Fokker in Germany, Fokker later moved its operations to the Netherlands, where it operated successfully for several decades until its bankruptcy in the mid-nineties.
To compete with the successful Douglas DC-3, Fokker introduced a turboprop plane, F27 that was powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart engines. By having these engines, flight vibration and noise levels were reduced considerably, and the Fokker F27, with a capacity for 52 passengers, soon became a commercial success.
The first plane was delivered to Irish airline Aer Lingus in 1958. This scale model is a rendition of the one delivered to Lufthansa.
Nearly 600 units were built until 1987, when they were replaced by the Fokker 50.