The koolhoven was the most successful f k 51 dutch built airplane. Only six aircraft were produced.
The koolhoven f k 50 was a 1930s dutch eight passenger light transport monoplane designed and built by koolhoven.
Koolhoven vliegtuig crash. Frits koolhoven overleed net na de oorlog. Koolhoven f k 52 was a dutch designed two seat reconnaissance fighter biplane which was developed in the 1930s by koolhoven the aircraft was equipped with an enclosed cockpit and single strut landing gear. The french placed an order for 50 f k 58s in january 1939 and the dutch also placed an order for 36 fighters based on the performance of the second prototype the first having been destroyed in a crash but powered by bristol taurus engines.
Reg type c n history owners date cor fate. H nabv ph abv vh uqf 1 klm. It was a two seat single engine fighter aircraft unusual in being configurable either as a monoplane or as a biplane.
The prototype made on may 25 1935 its first flight. Early 1935 koolhoven developed and built the fk 51 at own risk in just 13 weeks. Biplane training and reconnaissance.
Bijna niemand weet meer dat er in 1926 een monument werd onthuld ter nagedachtenis aan abraham koolhoven 1857 1925 notabel raadslid wethouder te bloemendaal mede oprichter van de anwb en de vader van vliegtuigbouwer frits koolhoven. The f k 35 was the last of frederick koolhoven s designs for nationale vliegtuig industrie nvi before its financial collapse in early 1927. The koolhoven f k 56 was a 1930s dutch basic training monoplane designed and built by koolhoven.
The thinking was that most air forces would fly the faster monoplane but small countries might prefer the more. Broome wa on 3 march 1942 after the japanese air raid with burning flying boats on roebuck bay and land planes burning on the airfield to the left behind the town. Er werden nog twee zweefvliegtuigen gemaakt maar in 1956 ging de nv koolhoven toch failliet en werden de werknemers ondergebracht bij concurrent fokker.
In june 1935 the plane was a month long evaluated by the lva and compared with the avro tutor. The f k 50 was designed to meet a requirement from the swiss airline swiss alpar for a light transport capable of operating. The aircraft saw some service in the finnish air force.
The prototype has been designed and built in thirteen weeks and obtained its airworthi ness certificate one month after the first flight on may 25 1935. In mei 1940 werden de fabrieken van koolhoven tijdens de invasie door duitsland platgebombardeerd. Koolhoven f k 51 special hobby.
The prototype koolhoven model 1166 later named f k 58 first flew on 17 july 1938. Sold australia 3 12 30 written off salamaua 18 3 31. Geprobeerd werd het bedrijf weer op gang te brengen.
Koolhoven hoped for an order of the lva who was looking for a new transitional trainer.