FOKKER C.5 DEEL 2
Export, licentiebouw en doorontwikkelingen
Autore: Edwin Hoogschagen
Secondo volume di questa autorevole trattazione del Fokker C.5 che tratta le versione destinate alle forze aeree estere con ampio capitolo dedicato al C.5 in servizio con le forze aeree italiane. Ricco materiale iconografico.
After World War 1 Fokker had moved his company to the Netherlands, and continued to develop and produce military aircraft. After the C.1, which was based on the D.7 fighter, and the Fokker C.4, the C.5 made its debut in in early 1924. The type was developed in response to wishes from the Dutch aircorps (LVA) and Netherlands Indies aircorps (LA). After a period of stiff competition from another Dutch constructor, The Hague based NVI, Fokker had earned a contract to deliver a first batch of aircraft was ordered by the LVA. The C.5 was constructed following the typical Fokker techniques; a welded steel tubular frame formed the base for the fuselage, to which the lower wing was bolted. The horizontal and vertical tailplanes were made from tubular frames as well. The top wing rested on cabane struts and N struts connected the wings with each other. The wings were made from wood, partly covered with ply. Linnen was applied over the entire wing. The thick cantilever wing did not need internal or external bracing and held a number of fuel tanks. After a small number of planes had been delivered, a new set of tapering wings was released. These were called variants D and E. These variants were an outright success, with planes delivered to a large amount of foreign countries, as well as the Netherlands’ own air forces. Licenses were sold to a number of clients too. In March 1933, a final variant of the C.5E was released, called the C.5 “New generation”. It featured aerodynamic refinements and more powerful engines. During a period of 11 years, Fokker built 187 machines, of which 68 were for foreign countries. Another 723 aircraft were built under license, although in some cases, figures are a bit sketchy.
The book has Dutch text with an English summary
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