New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

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New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by Le Page » 11 Dec 2020 20:08

I wanted to share a recent update on a Fokker DXXI that is being mostly scratch-built (using original drawings and some original parts), in the Netherlands. It will have a Wright-Cyclone engine.

Members of this forum are likely familiar with those in Finnish service; lesser-known are the ones which served in the Dutch army's Aviation Brigade. The one surviving example is in a museum in Finland.

http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restora ... -2020.html

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by gebhk » 12 Dec 2020 11:05

I am always pleased to see such efforts. They add immensely to our understanding of history. In recent years there seems to have been a veritable explosion of this type of activity. It is perhaps a q1uirk of human nature that it takes for the generation that actually used the equipment to die out before the realisation sets in that preserving it for posterity might be a good thing....

My very best wishes for the success of this venture.

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by Le Page » 03 Jul 2021 19:12

There is a very short bit in this film which offers a glimpse of a G1 in the background (link starts at time indicated). It seems to me that the scene(s) in question is post-war, as Wilhelmina is decorating the Aviation Brigade (with, I guess, the Willems-Orde). Could a Dutch speaker confirm this? If so, there was at least one G1 that survived the war in the Netherlands, although I wonder if it's one of the ones built for the Germans...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEZkzThBElU&t=1m38s

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by ROLAND1369 » 04 Jul 2021 01:12

Sorry to disappoint you but the twin engined aircraft in the background is not a Dutch G 1 but a Beech AT 11 Kansan bomber trainer. Based on the us uniforms of the troops the award ceremony was probably taken at a US pilot training facility.
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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by ROLAND1369 » 04 Jul 2021 01:23

Additionally if you look closely you will note that the aircraft in the film ceremony has only 2 blades while the G 1 was equipped with 3 bladed props.

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by Le Page » 04 Jul 2021 17:33

Yeah I was just going to post that it was a Beechcraft after coincidentally seeing this plane in a video with Prince Bernhard.

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by Le Page » 04 Jul 2023 19:45

Update: the Fokker is airworthy and has been flown. The pic and info are from their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingFokkerD21
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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by gebhk » 05 Jul 2023 20:15

Fantastic.

It must be akin to seeing a dinosaur brought to life.

Respect for the pilots who fly these beasts for the first time. Must take balls of steel!

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by OldBill » 06 Jul 2023 23:08

Speaking of building them anew: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-ar ... plane.html

I think this is great! We are loosing so many WWII vets, and their histories, it gladdens me to see volunteers replicating the aircraft of that time.

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by ShindenKai » 19 Jul 2023 21:25

OldBill wrote:
06 Jul 2023 23:08
Speaking of building them anew: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-ar ... plane.html

I think this is great! We are loosing so many WWII vets, and their histories, it gladdens me to see volunteers replicating the aircraft of that time.
That's fantastic!

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Re: New Fokker DXXI in Netherlands

Post by ShindenKai » 19 Jul 2023 21:31

Le Page wrote:
11 Dec 2020 20:08
I wanted to share a recent update on a Fokker DXXI that is being mostly scratch-built (using original drawings and some original parts), in the Netherlands. It will have a Wright-Cyclone engine.

Members of this forum are likely familiar with those in Finnish service; lesser-known are the ones which served in the Dutch army's Aviation Brigade. The one surviving example is in a museum in Finland.

http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restora ... -2020.html
Absolutely fantastic!

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