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Koolhoven FK-51 * Retired *
15 aircraft received 1936 - 1937. Biplane basic/primary trainer. Serialled E-1 to E-15. Two more examples received May 1939 as attrition replacements - duplicating the original serials. All destroyed 10 May 1940 by enemy action.
E-1 to E-6 ordered 1 Aug 1936, E-7 to E-15 ordered 18 June 1937, E-1(II) and E-6(II) ordered 20 Sept 1938.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
E-1 51.12   1936 Accident 10 May 1938 near Eelde
E-2 51.13   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-3 51.14   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-4 51.15   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-5 51.16   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-6 51.30   1936 Accident 11 May 1938 near Breezand
E-7 51.53   1937 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-8 51.54   1937 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-9 51.55   1937 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-10 51.56   1937 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-11 51.57   1937 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-12 51.58   1937 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-13 51.59   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-14 51.60   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-15 51.61   1936 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-1 (II) 51.124   May 1939 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy
E-6 (II) 51.125   May 1939 Destroyed by bombing 10 May 1940 at De Kooy

References:

  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • Air Britain Digest May-June 1978
  • FK-51, Koolhoven


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