Fairchild 24 History
Here is the production history of the Fairchild 24 from a 1968 aviation periodical.
(Take it for what it's worth.)
Year Model Remarks
1932 F-24 C8 95-hp American Cirrus. Gross Wt. 1600 lbs, Cruise 90 mph. Cost $3,360
1933 F-24 C8A 125-hp Warner Scarab. Gross Wt. 1800 lbs, Cruise 95 mph, Cost $3,850. Number built: 25 (includes C8.)
1933 F-24 C8B 125-hp Menasco. Gross Wt. 1800 lbs. Cost $3,990. Number built: 2.
1934 F-24 C8C 145-hp Warner Super Scarab. Gross Weight 2400 lbs. Cost $5,000. Number built: 125
1935 F-24 C8D 145-hp Ranger. Number built: 10
1936 F-24 C8E 145-hp Warner Super Scarab. New Cantilever Tail. Cost$5,390. Number built: 50.
1936 F-24 C8F 45-hp Ranger. Cost $5,390. Number built: 40.
1937 F-24 G 145-hp Warner Super Scarab. Cost $5,290. Number built: 100.
1937 F-24 H 150-hp Ranger. Cost $5,590. Number built: 25.
1938 F-24 J 145-hp Warner Super Scarab. Increased Size.Gross Wt. 2550 lbs. Cruise 115 mph. Number built: 10.
1939 F-24 K 145-hp Ranger. Increased size. Cruise 125 mph. Cost $6,500. Number built: 60.
1939 F-24R9 165-hp Ranger. Number built: 35.
1939 F-24W9 145-hp Warner Super Scarab. Number built: 30.
1940 F-24R40 175-hp Ranger. Cost $7,230. Number built: 25.
1940 F-24W40 145-hp Warner Super Scarab. Cost $6,290. Number built: 75.
1941 F-24W41 165-hp Warner Super Scarab. Number built 30 + 640 as military UC-61.
1942-43 UC-61A 165-hp Warner Super Scarab. Number built: 364
1944 UC-61K 200-hp Ranger. Basically a R40. Gross Wt. 2,562 lbs. Number built: 306.
981 Fairchild 24's saw military service during WWII, 456 with the AAF.
They were supplemented by 11 1937-40 F-24's. 9 Civilian became UC-86's at the same time.
1946 F-24R46 175-hp Ranger. Gross Wt. 2,562 lbs. Cruise 118 mph. Price $8,875. Number built: 280 (includes W46.)
1946 F-24W46 165-hp Warner Super Scarab. Cost $8,500.
The last "new" Fairchild 24 was assembled in 1948
from a large inventory of leftover parts in Winfield, KS.
Years built; 15 Number built; 2,232
Source: Sport Flying Magazine. Challenge Publications, Canoga Park, CA. February 1968. The Fairchild's Tractable 24,Roscoe Deering.
Original colors offered by the Factory on the 1946 models;
Maroon trimmed with buff
Yellow trimmed with green
Red trimmed with gray.
Source: The New Fairchild F-24, Fairchild Engine and Aircraft Corporation, Dallas, TX and New York, NY.
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