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Fokker C.11w

56 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The sturdy Fokker C.XIw was designed and built for service in the Royal Netherlands Navy. Development started in early 1934. The biplane scout was the first Dutch aircraft which could be catapult launched. At that time, a new flagship for the Netherlands East Indies Squadron was under construction and would receive a Heinkel K 8 catapult. Fifteen aircraft were ordered and served as long-range reconnaissance for the fleet from 1936 to 1942. It was mainly operated in the Netherlands Indies and stationed aboard illustrious ships such as the cruisers HNLMS De Ruyter, Java, and Tromp.
Author Bio
Dutch author Edwin Hoogschagen is a board member of the Stichting Fokker G-1.