Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dutch Airforce Koolhoven F.K 51

Dutch Koolhoven FK51 

Another unusual aircraft of the desk a Dutch airforce Koolhoven FK51, an observer for my artillery. 

1/72 Koolhoven FK51

The Koolhoven FK 51 and the enclosed FK52 was a Dutch designed two seater reconnaissance plane, used by Holland and the Spanish Republicans. In May 1940 only sixteen obsolete biplanes were flying when the invasion commenced, only four survived the german air strikes on the air fields in the first few days, one at Hilversum and one at Ruigenhoek, one at Ypenburg and one at Gilze Rijen.

Koolhaven FK51 

The kit is from Special Hobby and was a reasonably easy build, then engine cowling was a difficult fit. The pilots are from the airfix range.


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