JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 6711. Fokker D.XVI (277) Netherlands Army Air Service
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Fokker D.XVI

08/31/2007. The prototype D.XVI made its first flght on July 8, 1929, and was powered by a 525 hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar VIIA engine. In total 24 aircraft were built, 17 of them serving with the NethAAS.

The pictured aircraft was re-engined in 1935 with the 575 hp Armstrong Siddeley Panther IIIA engine, NACA-engine cowling and a three-bladed wooden propeller. It was also the last D.XVI in service, being captured at Texel by German forces in May 1940.

Created August 31, 2007