Air Enthusiast 1998-01
C.Owers - Zeebrugge's Hornets (2)
W.29 mailplane, adopting wartime German naval colours with DLR logo and German postal service flag, circa 1919.
HM.1 (W.29) No.27 of the Royal Danish Navy. This example served from May 1925 until it was written off in June 1928.
Norwegian Navy W.33 F.58. Accepted on charge in July 1922, it crashed in July 1926.
The only surviving Brandenburg monoplane if Finnish IVL A.22, shown shortly after its 1969 restoration.
Typical Finnish scene. The IVL A.22 was chosen as suitable to operate in the lake districts of Finland.
Experimental colour scheme tried on the IVL A.22.
Close up of the Fiat A-12bis installation of an IVL A.22, in this case the preserved example, IL-2.
IVL A.22 serial IL-100.
The IVL A.22 floatplanes of the bore a variety of colourful emblems, Unfortunately details of their colours and units are not known.
Not only is this IVL A.22 fitted with skis but sets are strapped along the fuselage for the crew.
Fine in flight study of an IVL A.22.
IVL A.22 IL-102 over typical Finnish countryside. Note the skis.
Finnish IVL A.22 carrying an unusual ‘splinter’ scheme which was also used on Fokker D.VII and Breguet 14 aircraft. The colours continue to be elusive.
IVL A.22 IL-113 in late 1928.
F.24 shows the crude installation of the Vickers machine-gun on the Norwegian W.33. Other items worth of note are the generator below the rear cockpit, the underslung Lamblin radiators and the open window/hatch in the fuselage floor.
Beautiful view of 4F.46 taken on August 23, 1925.
As this IVL A.22 still bears its Finnish serial 4G.99, this photograph must have been taken soon after its delivery to Latvia. Note that the camouflage is the same as for Finnish machines with the Latvian red swastika in place of the Finnish light blue one.
Launching IVL A.22 4.D.2 on October 10,1925.
4G.100. shortly after its delivery to Latvia.
The end for ski equipped IVL A.22 4F.53. Note that the engine has broken away taking the front cockpit with it. Of particular interest is the extension to the horizontal tail surfaces.
IVL A.22 4F.27 after a hard landing. The fuselage has split across the pilot’s cockpit.
IL-97 has come to grief despite being fitted with skis. Note the unit insignia and the stripped rudder.