Fokker D.XVII: Demodé Beauty.

Fokker D.XVII: Demodé Beauty.

Another example of the slow evolutive pace, and somewhat cheap Fokker’s type of construction methods:  plywood wing with a steel tube fuselage, all fabric covered. Designed originally to answer an Dutch East Indian Army order, a few of them (11) were built instead for the Holland Air Corps. They’re equipped by a variety of engines: Curtiss Conqueror, RR Kestrel, Hispano-Suiza, Lorraine-Dietrich; an that,remember, only 12 (11+prototype) were built….
Declared obsolete at 1939, the few still in service by the time of surrender were sadly burned.

In this cool sepia photo a splendid RR Kestrel engined example.

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2 thoughts on “Fokker D.XVII: Demodé Beauty.

  1. Pingback: Fokker D.XVII: Some confusion. | The Dreamy Dodo

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