Hönningstad 5A Finmark


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Hönningstad 5A Finmark

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Barry, 07.06.2016 16:43

Designed by Birger Hoenningstad and built by Norsk Flyindustri the Finnmark was a one off. It first flew on 17th September 1949 as a pure flying boat and subsequently had the modifications made and removed as noted above. It flew with Vestlandske Luffartselskap from 1954 on a service between Bergen, Hausegund and Stavanger until it was sold to Norranafly. The C of A expired in 1961 and the plane was scrapped in 1965, although an engine cowling is still extent in the Norwegian Aviation Museum at Bodo.

Crew 2 Passengers 12

Power plant 2 x 600 h.p Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1 radials

Span 62'6" Length 46'4" Wing area 522 sq ft
Empty weight 9,666 lb Gross weight 13,100 lb

Max speed 190 mph Cruising speed 156 mph


dan pub, e-mail, 29.02.2012 05:41

typo: Finnmark is spelt with 2 Ns


Jan Scott, e-mail, 16.02.2010 23:09

I have flown it. Back in 1959, it was owned by my employer, Norronafly in Norway.

Originally it had a stubwing instead of the wing pontoons.
A ski-wheel combination could be retracted ito the stub wing matching the undeside contour. To save weight the system was abandoned in favor of the pontoons, which eliminated the amphibious capabilities.


Arne Husby, e-mail, 07.02.2010 00:25

This is a 2 motor Norwegian Built Aircraft. Constructed by Birger Hoenningstad. Operate in Western Norway from 1949 to 1961. Used for Charter, news paper and passengers.


laurent penin, e-mail, 05.01.2009 20:13

she seems very similar to the grumman goose ( with a higher tail ) . Is it a norwegian version ?


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