ROBERT HODGSON COLLECTION
No. 6105. British Aerial Transport F.K.23 Bantam (K-123 c/n 15)
Photographed at Aviodrome, Lelystad, the Netherlands, May 21, 2006, by Robert Hodgson

British Aerial Transport F.K.23 Bantam

This aircraft was designed by the Dutch designer Frits Koolhoven working for the British Aerial Transport Company. It was built for the RAF in 1917, s/n F1654. It was shown at the ELTA (Eerste Luchtverkeer Tentoonstelling Amsterdam, First Air Transport Exhibition Amsterdam) in the Netherlands in 1919, it was registered as K-123. It returned to England where the registration G-EACN was reserved, but not taken up. Being the only surviving aircraft designed by Koolhoven, it has been meticulous restored between 1991 and 2003.

Created February 15, 2007