Monday, April 21, 2014

Fokker D.XXI : Nurmoila airfield 17.10.1943

The Fokker D.XXI fighter was designed in 1935 for use by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force  .As such, it was designed as a cheap and small, but rugged aircraft, which had respectable performance for its time. Entering operational use in the early years of World War II, it provided yeoman service for both the Luchtvaartafdeling (Dutch Army Aviation Group) and the Finnish Air Force, and a few were built by the Carmoli factory before the factory fell into Nationalist hands during the Spanish Civil War.

Finnish license-built D.XXI-2s. Number built: 38