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Aircraft Types


Fokker C.XI-W * Retired *
15 aircraft delivered 20 July 1935 & 2 June 1937 - 12 February 1938, for use as shipboard catapult reconnaissance seaplanes. Serials W-1 to W-15. All aircraft served both in the Netherlands and the NEI, except W-3 and W-9 which stayed in the Netherlands. W-14 was still being used in Europe in May 1940, from where it escaped to the UK, for transfer to the NEI 22 May 1940. In the NEI these aircraft were used until 2 March 1942.
W-1 ordered 28 Dec 1934, W-2 to W-9 ordered 26 Jan 1937, W-10 to W-15 ordered 11 Oct 1937.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
W-1 5399   20 July 1935 Temporary civil registration PH-ALC. Destroyed 2 Mar 1942 at Meer van Lengkong, NEI
W-2 5420?   1937 soc Jan 1939 at Morokrembangan, NEI
W-3 5421?   12 Feb 1938 Destroyed by bombing 12 May 1940 at De Mok
W-4 5422?   2 June 1937 Destroyed Mar 1942 at Morokrembangan, NEI
W-5 5423   2 June 1937 soc May 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
W-6 5424   3 June 1937 Accident 7 Aug 1940 near Morokrembangan, NEI
W-7 5425   3 June 1937 Accident 26 Sept 1939 near Banka
W-8 5426?   23 Aug 1937 Destroyed 2 Mar 1942 at Meer van Lengkong, NEI
W-9 5427   1937 Accident 13 Apr 1940 at Kamperduin
W-10 5461   1937 Destroyed 2 Mar 1942 at Morokrembangan, NEI
W-11 5462?   1937 Destroyed 2 Mar 1942 at Meer van Lengkong, NEI
W-12 5463?   1 Dec 1937 Crashed near Tjepoe 18 Jan 1942
W-13 5464?   3 Dec 1937 Accident 17 June 1941
W-14 5465?   18 Jan 1938 May 1940 escaped to UK. Shipped to NEI. Destroyed 2 Mar 1942 at Meer van Lengkong, NEI
W-15 5466   18 Jan 1938 Destroyed 2 Mar 1942 at Meer van Lengkong, NEI

References:

  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • Avions No.7 & No.8


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