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Fokker CV.D
 
   


The Netherlands, two-seat biplane fighter

Fokker launched their CV series in 1924. These aircraft had good flying qualities and were unusually easy to maintain. They could be equipped with various types of radial engines and were converted from one role to another by replacing the upper wing. The Army Airforce bought versions D and E in 1926. These models were referred to as long-winged and short-winged Fokkers, and were adapted to the roles of fighter and light bomber respectively. Licensing rights were also obtained, and between 1929 and 1931, 27 CV-D's were built at Kjeller Aircraft Factory. Between 1932 and 1939, 15 CV-E's were also built there. Fokker CV?s were in use in all of the Scandinavian countries.

On 9 April 1940, there were about 40 Fokker CV's in operation. They were spread out at different locations in Norway and used as reconnaissance planes and for courier flights. In spite of the fact that this type of aircraft was obsolete as a combat plane, they did a good job bombing enemy targets in Narvik.

TECHNICAL DATA

LENGTH:

9,4 m

WINGSPAN:

12,5 m

HEIGHT:

3,3 m

MAX T/O WEIGHT:

2000 kg

MAX SPEED:

215 km/t

CEILING:

5900 m

RANGE:

1000 km

POWERPLANT:

1 Bristol Jupiter, 450 Hk

LOAD:

2 stk 7,2 mm MG