Late 1920s-early 1930s Schiphol Airport: When Civil Aviation was interesting.

 Late 20's/early 30's Schiphol Airport: When Civil Aviation was interesting...

Have you been lately in a commercial airport? Boredom is the name of the game; a few design configurations repeated “ad nauseam”. Not so in the interwar period, as we can observe in this “time capsule” photo:
-The outrageously French four-engined Farman F.121 (ex F3X) Jabiru with its low aspect ratio wing and trademark ugliness s in the foreground.
-Beginning at the left in the back, two examples of the classic Fokker construction style: the successful single engine F.VIIa and a less well-known twin-engined F.VIII.
-And last but not least a very Germanic, and metallic, Rohrbach Ro VIII Roland I of Lufthansa….they sure longed for some stability employing that huge wing dihedral angle.

I rest my case.

One thought on “Late 1920s-early 1930s Schiphol Airport: When Civil Aviation was interesting.

  1. Pingback: Farman F.3X / F-121 Jabiru: Ces drôles d’oiseaux. | The Dreamy Dodo

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